Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Verbascum, especially V. thapsus, a tall plant having closely clustered yellow flowers and leaves covered with dense woolly down. Also called flannel leaf, velvet plant. (noun)
Examples of word mullein
There is a kind of melancholy symbolism in this flower as it withdraws from the light, which is the complete opposite of bright yellow candles of great mullein burning in the sun.
I laughed out loud when I saw the larger ears glued to foam and such for I had done something similar back speaking of dinosaurs! twenty years ago… I made containers for orchids and such for a gig in NY… a round ball with a water pic inserted… they became part of table arrangements for a birthday party on Park Ave. I suppose mullein leaves could be used in a similar way.
I like to grow some weeds in my garden – mullein being one of my favorite, but I also have some Prunella vulgaris that I got from my parents.
Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid no matter what the source; willow bark, mullein leaves or chemical reactor.
First mullein flower spikes showing, also sumac flower masses.