Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2924

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
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

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-flowered Skullcap