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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria montana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-flowered Skullcap


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image of Scutellaria montana, Large-flowered Skullcap

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_montansloppyfloyd6s

May    Chattooga County    GA

Sloppy Floyd State Park

image of Scutellaria montana, Large-flowered Skullcap

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_scutellaria_montana_4

May        

Lower lip pale blue w 2 white streaks edged by dark blue lines and splotches, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Scutellaria montana, Large-flowered Skullcap

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_scutellaria_montana_s

May        

Flowers 1" or more, with an erect white tube & pale blue hood-like upper lip, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria montana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

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

 

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2924

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Mesic hardwood (or hardwood-shortleaf pine) forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish-blue (lower lip with 2 white streaks bordered by dark blue lines and splotches)
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
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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