moth mullein

noun
a weedy, European mullein, Verbascum blattaria, of the figwort family, having lance-shaped leaves and loose spikes of white or yellow flowers.

Origin:
1570–80; from its mothlike appearance

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moth mullein

noun
European mullein with smooth leaves and large yellow or purplish flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America 
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The exception to the decrease in perennial forbs is moth mullein.
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