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


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image of Scutellaria ovata ssp. rugosa var. 1, Appalachian Skullcap, Blue Ridge Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm160727_431

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Stem/petioles w spreading or retrorse hairs; mid to upper lvs strongly cordate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Scutellaria ovata ssp. rugosa var. 1, Appalachian Skullcap, Blue Ridge Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm160727_435

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Lower lip blue with two longitudinal white bands, margins entire, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Scutellaria ovata ssp. rugosa var. 1, Appalachian Skullcap, Blue Ridge Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm160727_435b

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

The fieldmark of Skullcaps is a small protuberance on calyx upper lip, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Scutellaria ovata ssp. rugosa var. 1, Appalachian Skullcap, Blue Ridge Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm160727_437

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves on long stalks, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Scutellaria ovata ssp. rugosa var. 1, Appalachian Skullcap, Blue Ridge Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm160727_440

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Racemes not secund, flowers on more than one side of axis, per Weakley's Flora.