I have a new plant growing here that I’ve never noticed before. My daughter thought that perhaps it was Lamb’s ears, since the leaves have that same velvety soft look, but it is an entirely different plant… it’s Mullein.
The first year it appears as a very attractive fuzzy cabbage shaped plant, and the second year it sends out a long 8 foot spike with yellow flowers at the top.
And Mullein is a medicinal plant used for earaches, coughs, and lung conditions, and even may help alleviate the pain from migraines. Wow! I will have to try this. 🙂
To find out more information about this plant … see Herbal Treatment Remedies
And eHow has a great little article on How to Make Mullein Oil
Is anyone familiar with this plant? Or used it in anyway as a medicinal?