Scrophulariaceae - figwort family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 16 August 2018)

Scrophulariaceae - figwort family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 4 species in 2 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Scrophularia (2 species)
      Scrophularia lanceolata - lance-leaved figwort (uncommon [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Scrophularia nodosa - woodland figwort (rare)
   Verbascum (2 species)
      Verbascum blattaria - moth mullein (uncommon)
      Verbascum thapsus - common mullein (occasional)

leaf arrangement
Scrophularia opposite
Verbascum alternate

Scrophularia (figwort)
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leaf margin
Scrophularia lanceolate coarsely toothed
Scrophularia nodosa bluntly toothed

Scrophularia lanceolata (lance-leaved figwort) - [information to be added]

Scrophularia nodosa (woodland figwort) - [information to be added]

Verbascum (mullein)
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plant height leaf blade length leaf surface
Verbascum blattaria 30–120 cm 40–250 cm glabrous or nearly so
Verbascum thapsus 30–200 cm 80–500 cm densely tomentose

Verbascum blattaria (moth mullein) - [information to be added]

Verbascum thapsus (common mullein) - [information to be added]
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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.