Definition of Flannel leaf
1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Verbascum, Verbascum
Specialized synonyms: Moth Mullein, Verbascum Blattaria, Verbascum Lychnitis, White Mullein, Purple Mullein, Verbascum Phoeniceum, Aaron's Rod, Common Mullein, Flannel Mullein, Great Mullein, Torch, Verbascum Thapsus, Woolly Mullein
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Literary usage of Flannel leaf
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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"Mullein; velvet dock; velvet-plant; flannel-leaf. Tall, erect, biennial weed, sometimes 7 feet in height; naturalized from ..."
2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1843)
"Here the gray And stately mullein snows its flannel-leaf, And lifts its saffron blossoms. Butterflies, Yellow as gold, are here amid the ooze, Disporting in ..."