Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1346

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA & SC

Look for it in rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish-blue
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
Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Summer
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 serrata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria serrata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-05-007:
Scutellaria serrata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scutellaria serrata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Scutellaria serrata var. serrata

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Skullcap, Serrate Skullcap