Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1343

Forb
Perennial

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

Common, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

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

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Blue/ Violet (lower lip with a white center)
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/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Scutellaria incana var. punctata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria incana var. punctata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-05-006?:
Scutellaria incana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scutellaria incana

(?) The American species of Scutellaria (Epling, 1942)
Scutellaria punctata

 

COMMON NAME:
Hoary Skullcap, Downy Skullcap