Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1342

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in mesic to dry forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/ Violet (lower lip marked with white)
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lobed calyx with a distinct protuberance on the upper surface
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower plate-like
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-05-008:
Scutellaria elliptica   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Skullcap, Elliptic-leaved Skullcap


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image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_scpi2_001_lvd

        

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm070528_093

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Racemes not one-sided, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm070528_099

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm120525_407

May    Oconee County    SC

Bracts reduced upward, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm120525_411

May    Oconee County    SC

Corolla 2-lipped, upper lip hood-like, lower broader & marked with white, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm120525_423

May    Oconee County    SC

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm120526_614

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm120526_618

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves ovate, tending to rhombic, with scalloped margins & blunt at the apex, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm120526_622

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Stems pubescent. Petioles usually obscured by decurrent blade tissue, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm120616_902

June    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm120616_931

June    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmselliptica_trsp2

June    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmselliptica_trsp20

June    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

JK Marlow    jkm120727_939

July    Spartanburg County    SC

The upper side of the seed capsule flips off when seeds are ripe, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. elliptica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmselliptica_wadpurp

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaves short-stalked, mostly rhombic-ovate, crenate from widest point to tip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.