Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2292

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in alluvial forests, bogs, seeps, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Scutellaria lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-05-003:
Scutellaria lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mad-dog Skullcap