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Read more about Showy Skullcap at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Scutellaria serrata var. serrata
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Showy Skullcap, Serrate Skullcap
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May Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Stem normally smooth below flowers. Lvs essentially smooth on both sides, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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Racemes normally solitary, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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The helmet-shaped upper lip covers the 4 stamens, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
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With flowers 1" or more in length, this species is well named, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
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2-4" ovate toothed leaves with bases that narrow abruptly to long petioles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.