Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3781

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon

Look for it in mesic to dry forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
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

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 elliptica var. hirsuta   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria elliptica var. hirsuta   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-05-008?:
Scutellaria elliptica   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The American species of Scutellaria (Epling, 1942)
Scutellaria ovalifolia ssp. hirsuta

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scutellaria ovalifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Skullcap


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image of Scutellaria elliptica var. hirsuta, Hairy Skullcap

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_elliptica_hirsuta4c

May        

In var. hirsuta, hairs on the stem are fine, spreading and glandular, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. hirsuta, Hairy Skullcap

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_ellipticahirsuta4c2

May        

Leaves short-stalked, mostly rhombic-ovate; crenate from widest point to tip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. hirsuta, Hairy Skullcap

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_ellipticahirsuta4c3

May        

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. hirsuta, Hairy Skullcap

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_elliptica_hirsuta_6

June        

image of Scutellaria elliptica var. hirsuta, Hairy Skullcap

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_elliptica_hirsuta6b

June        

Bracts reduced (not leaf-like); corollas 14-18(-21)mm, per Weakley's Flora.