Common Mullein is a biennial, noxious weed on the C list. The leaves are very fuzzy with tiny hairs. The yellow flowers have five petals. A plant may produce 100,000 to 180,000 seeds. Seed viability is 35 years to more than 100 years. Common Mullein was introduced in the mid-1700’s in Virginia as a fish poison. There are several medicinal properties to the plant. However, it out competes our native plants, is not readily grazed and is a sign of a degraded ecosystem. Go to www.weldweeds.org for more information on controlling this plant.