Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2292

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in alluvial forests, bogs, seeps, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
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
Flowers in one-sided axillary racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-05-003:
Scutellaria lateriflora   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mad-dog Skullcap


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picture of Scutellaria lateriflora, image of Scutellaria lateriflora

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_lateriflora_2

July    Iredell County    NC

The smallest flowers of Scutellaria in the southern mtns, about 1/4" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Scutellaria lateriflora, image of Scutellaria lateriflora

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_lateriflora_3

July    Iredell County    NC

picture of Scutellaria lateriflora, image of Scutellaria lateriflora

JK Marlow    jkm180814_3820

August    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Racemes terminal or terminating axillary leafy branches, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Scutellaria lateriflora, image of Scutellaria lateriflora

JK Marlow    jkm180814_3825

August    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Leaves with a rounded base and pointed tip, toothed, petioled, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Scutellaria lateriflora, image of Scutellaria lateriflora

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_s_lateriflora_1

August    Iredell County    NC