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