OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Scutellaria integrifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria integrifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-05-005:
Scutellaria integrifolia +   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap


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image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_scin2_001_lvd

        

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_scin2_005_lvd

        

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm140601_329

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm140601_334

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm140601_337

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm170520_880

May    Sumter County    SC

Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm170520_883

May    Sumter County    SC

Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

Gill Newberry    gn06_scutellaria_int

June        

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

John B. Nelson    jbn_311499994_bf80c14ac3

June    Fairfield County    SC

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm060603_058

June    Pickens County    SC

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm060603_058b

June    Pickens County    SC

Middle & upper leaves are lanceolate & taper to a sessile base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm060603_061

June    Pickens County    SC

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

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm060604_008

June    Pickens County    SC

Corolla 2-lipped, upper lip hood-like, lower with a pair of white marks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm060604_015

June    Pickens County    SC

Lower leaves triangular-ovate, margins crenate, petioles slender, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm060604_023

June    Pickens County    SC

Unlike other Skullcaps in southern mtns, mid & upper lvs have entire margins, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_integrifolia_1

June        

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm060730_024

July    Pickens County    SC

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm060730_027

July    Pickens County    SC

Enlarged calyx halves (the lower a persistent "dish") enclose nutlets, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Scutellaria integrifolia, Hyssop Skullcap, Narrow-leaved Skullcap

JK Marlow    jkm060730_035

July    Pickens County    SC

Lower leaves may be ovate, toothed, & petiolate, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Scutellaria integrifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria integrifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-05-005:
Scutellaria integrifolia +   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

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1344

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in wet pine savannas, seeps in forests, bottomlands, other moist sites, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/ Violet (lower lip with a pair of white marks)
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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