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moth mullein,common name for the mullein Verbascum blatteria, a plant native to Europe and naturalized as a weed in the United States. It is a member of the family Scrophulariaceae (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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