Genus: Verbascum

Verbascum thapsus
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Last Modified 03/20/2013

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Verbascum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 177. 1753.

List of Verbascum Species

References to Verbascum

  • Alba, C. 2011. Evolution of growth but not structural or chemical defense in Verbascum thapsus (common mullein) following introduction to North America. Biological Invasions 13: 2379-2389.
  • Bosy, J. L.; Reader, R. J. 1995. Mechanisms underlying the suppression of forb seedling emergence by grass (Poa pratensis) litter. Funct. Ecol. 9: 635-639.
  • Carromero, W.; Hamrick, J. L. 2005. The mating system of Verbascum thapsus (Scropulariaceae): the effect of plant height. Int. J. Plant Sci. 166: 979-983.
  • Donnelly, S. E. 1998. Pollination in Verbascum thapsus (Scrophulariacae): The advantage of being tall. Amer. J. Bot. 85: 1618-1625.
  • Gross, K. L. 1984. Effects of seed size and growth form on seedling establishment of 6 monocarpic perennial plants. J. Ecol. 72: 369-388.
  • Gross, K. L. 1978. The biology of Canadian weeds 28. Verbascum thapsus and Verbascum blattaria. Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 58: 401-413.
  • Kampny, C. M.; Dengler, N. G. 1997. Evolution of flower shape in Veroniceae (Scrophulariaceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 205: 1-25.
  • Lortie, C. J.; Aarssen, L. W. 1999. The advantage of being tall: Higher flowers receive more pollen in Verbascum thapsus L. (Scrophulariaceae). Ecoscience 6: 68-71.
  • Parker, I. M. 2003. An evolutionary approach to understanding the biology of invasions: Local adaptation and general-purpose genotypes in the weed Verbascum thapsus. Conserv. Biol. 17: 59-72.
  • Puech, S. 1997. Aerial seed bank and intra-population variability in germinative strategies of Verbascum phlomoides L. Plant Species Biol. 12: 43-48.
  • Turker, A. U.; Gurel, E. 2005. Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus L.): Recent advances in research. Phytotherapy Research 19: 733-739.