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    Quote Originally Posted by Peatmoss View Post
    We call them Mullen here (introduced spec). They look different from those, and only last two years. I've seen stalks up to seven feet tall on ours.
    Not the same plant as "Lambs ear"..
    Mullein is Verbascum thapsus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbascum_thapsus
    Lambs Ear is Stachys byzantina: http://tinyurl.com/8cc55hq

    Completely different plants..they have nothing in common except fuzzy leaves..
    apart from that, they look very different..

    I have never seen Mullein in a garden, its a true uncultivated large "weed".
    but Lambs Ear is a very common decorative garden plant..people buy and plant it on purpose..

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    Size reference!

    Lambs ear, mature plants before flowering:


    Lambs Ear patch in flower, this is as big as they get:



    Mullein before "spiking" (sending up a flower stalk)


    Mullein after spiking:


    Scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphwiz View Post
    the lams ear i had had large thick leaves thet were covered in silvery hair, the plant looked almost white and had a bloom spike the came up from the center, and had yellow blooms , the spikes grew well above the foilage maybe as tall as 2 1/2 to 3 feet. very pretty fuzzy plant.
    this is what had ,
    click on link below
    http://images.whiteflowerfarm.com/38676a.jpg
    oops mine had purple blooms too , sorry forgot, was remembering yarrow

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    Its called a "Little Lamb " Hydrangea

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    great photos Scotty, thanks for sharing. never seen a mullein before, it's beautiful. i love wild plants.

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