Saturday, August 2, 2014

Mullein

I found this plant the other day growing by the dog house.  After research the plant is Mullein.  Mullein has large leaves that are very soft.  It is known as the toilet paper plant because the leaves can be used as toilet paper.

I am waiting for it to seed so I can propagate it around the property.  Mullein looks like a hot weather plant that provides shade to the ground.  It is a biennial plant; therefore it only flowers every other year.

Mullein has medicinal qualities as well.  The leaves can be used for wounds to the skin such as burns and bruises. The flowers can be made into a tea to help with sore throats.

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