OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Scutellaria lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-05-003:
Scutellaria lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scutellaria lateriflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Mad-dog Skullcap, Tall Blue Skullcap


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image of Scutellaria lateriflora, Mad-dog Skullcap, Tall Blue Skullcap

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_lateriflora_2

July    Iredell County    NC

The smallest flowers of Scutellaria in the southern mtns, about 1/4" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Scutellaria lateriflora, Mad-dog Skullcap, Tall Blue Skullcap

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_lateriflora_3

July    Iredell County    NC

image of Scutellaria lateriflora, Mad-dog Skullcap, Tall Blue Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm180814_3820

August    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Racemes terminal or terminating axillary leafy branches, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scutellaria lateriflora, Mad-dog Skullcap, Tall Blue Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm180814_3825

August    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Leaves with a rounded base and pointed tip, toothed, petioled, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Scutellaria lateriflora, Mad-dog Skullcap, Tall Blue Skullcap

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_lateriflora_1

August    Iredell County    NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Scutellaria lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-05-003:
Scutellaria lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scutellaria lateriflora

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2292

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Habitat: alluvial forests, bogs, seeps, marshes, shores, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/ Violet
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

Flowers in one-sided axillary racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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