Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4028

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare (endemic to the high Blue Ridge of w NC and e TN)

Look for it in moist boulderfields at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

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
Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Scutellaria ovata ssp. rugosa var. 1   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria arguta   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Scutellaria ovata ssp. rugosa var. arguta

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Skullcap, Blue Ridge Skullcap