Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
This is a very confounding taxon, easily confused in the field (and in the literature), with the other two dwarf species in the genus -- S. leonardii and S. parvula. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-05-001?:
Scutellaria parvula FAMILY Lamiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH The American species of Scutellaria (Epling, 1942)
INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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The American species of Scutellaria (Epling, 1942)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
Blue/ Violet (lower lip with dark spots)
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
Schizocarp of mericarps
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