Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4032

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in dry forests and woodlands, hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
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. bracteata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria ovata ssp. bracteata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scutellaria cuthbertii

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Scutellaria ovata ssp. cuthbertii

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf Skullcap


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image of Scutellaria ovata ssp. bracteata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_ovata_hrtlf_sklcp_4

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Lower lip with large lateral auricles (flabelliform), margins cleft and erose, per Weakley's Flora.