Verbascum L. >

Hairs on the filaments purplish. Glabrous to sparsely hairy plants except for the glandular hairy inflorescence. Leaf margins decurrent only as lines or low ridges on the stems
Pedicels shorter than the calyx. Flowers in a loose spike-like raceme, mostly several in the axil of each bract. Cauline leaves broad-ovate to ovate. Widespread. Waste places. Introd. from Europe. Fl. spring–summer. Twiggy Mullein Verbascum virgatum