Skullcap

Scutellaria galericulata

Family Mint (Labiatae)
Bloom Summer, fall
Habitat Wet, swamps, along streams and rivers
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 6-32″
Flower Flowers are violet-blue, pink, or white and are found singly or in pairs in leaf-axils. They are about 1″ long, tubular at the base flaring into 2 lips. The upper lip is hooded, forming a “skullcap”.
Leaf Leaves are opposite in pairs, stalkless, and narrow with pointed tips. Margins are slightly toothed.
Notes Stems are square in cross section, erect, and hairy.

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