Photos: Crookhaven area, Co.Cork
Spikes of yellow flowers with purple-haired anthers, 2-5 in each cluster.
Flower stalks usually shorter than calyx, 2 decurrent anthers, 3 fixed.
Leaves unstalked/short-stalked, oblong-lanceolate, blunt-toothed, hairless.
Flower spike often branched at base. Glandular-hairy plant.
Waste ground, grassland, roadsides, quarries.
Infrequent, mainly found S and SW Ireland.
Similar: Moth Mullein, V. blattaria.
One flower at each node, flower stalks longer than calyx. Rare.
Photographs above: Crookhaven area, Co.Cork. August 2007