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


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image of Scutellaria montana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_montansloppyfloyd6s

May    Chattooga County    GA

Sloppy Floyd State Park

image of Scutellaria montana

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

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.