Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2229

Forb
Perennial

Native
Documented growing wild in (GA) (NC) (SC)

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

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/ Violet (lower lip whitish)
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/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 ovata ssp. ovata var. ovata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria ovata ssp. ovata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-05-010:
Scutellaria ovata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf Skullcap