Verbascum speciosum is an imposing biennial up to 2 m tall, with a large, much-branched inflorescence. The plants in the photos (from the Rodopi mountains) belong to subsp. speciosum; subsp. megaphlomos, differing in indumentum characters, is scattered in W & S Greece. The species is widespread in SE Europe and Anatolia and is sometimes cultivated.
GR(NPi Pe StE NC NE)
Greece (North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; Sterea Ellas present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands, Agricultural and Ruderal habitats
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