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mullein:

see figwortfigwort,
common name for some members of the Scrophulariaceae, a family comprising chiefly herbs and small shrubs and distributed widely over all continents. The family includes a few climbing types and some parasitic and saprophytic forms.
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mullein

Non addictive narcotic pain killer. Stalk of velvet-soft fuzzy greygreen leaves with yellow flowers, 5 symmetrical petals. Fuzzy leaves get smaller the higher they are on stem. Yellow-colored 5 petal flowers show up 2nd year crowded around tall 8 ft stalk. Entire plant useable. Helps promote sleep. Has Coumarin, Hesperidin. Antihistamine, antiinflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, cardiodepressant, estrogenic, fungicide, hypnotic, sedative, pesticide. Oil used as destroyer of germs. Tea used for lungs, bronchitis, asthma, colds, coughs, kidney infections, bleeding of lungs and bowels, diarrhea, gum disease, ulcers, cramps, convulsions, earache, lymph system. Leaves soothe mucus membranes.Anti-viral used for herpes and flu. Anti-tumor. Sedative and slightly narcotic. Do not overuse.
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5th: In the Appalachians, thimbleberry, blueweed, great Indian plantain, great mullein, milkweed, black-eyed Susan, columbine, red bleeding heart, dock, daisy fleabane, large black medic bush clover, yellow and white sweet clover, cow parsnip, blue-eyed grass, and Hooker's orchis are in bloom.
Two species sprouted--moth mullein and a mallow called cheeses (Malva rotundifolia)--the researchers report in the August American Journal of Botany.
MULLEINS or verbascums are currently trendy plans to grow - a favourite is Eleanor's Blush, which has long-legged, dense spikes of pinkish orange flowers.
Armed with a shovel, gloves, and clippers, she fought this pest for two summers, digging up tenacious taproots and lugging out bags full of the plant--an astonishing 50,000 mulleins in the end.
Finishing second and third in the Co-Angler Division were Ralph Mulleins of Cumberland, Va.
Trendy plants like knautia, scabiosa and tall mulleins can also be grown.