Can you tell me what this plant is????

Hi all,
I have just found this growing in my garden,
Can anybody tell me what it is???
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Hi all,
I have just found this growing in my garden,
Can anybody tell me what it is???
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Verbascum thapsis, looks like.
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tanzadog;928547 Wrote: > Hi all,

It's a Mullein ( Verbascum thapsus ) a biennial which seeds itself freely and pops up all over the place.
The flower stems quickly shoot up to 6ft and will persist as seed heads over winter
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<http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Verbascum%20thapsus Edible Uses Edible Parts: Tea.
An aromatic, slightly bitter tea can be made by infusing the dried leaves in boiling water for 5 - 10 minutes[183]. A sweeter tea can be made by infusing the fresh or dried flowers[183].
Medicinal Uses
Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.
Anodyne;Antiseptic;Astringent;Demulcent;Emollient;Expectorant; Homeopathy;Narcotic;Odontalgic;Vulnerary.
Great mullein is a commonly used domestic herbal remedy, valued for its efficacy in the treatment of pectoral complaints[4]. It acts by reducing the formation of mucus and stimulating the coughing up of phlegm, and is a specific treatment for tracheitis and bronchitis[254]. The leaves and the flowers are anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant and vulnerary[4, 7, 13, 21, 46, 53, 165, 222]. An infusion is taken internally in the treatment of a wide range of chest complaints and also to treat diarrhoea[4, 238]. (cont.)
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