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Lesser Skullcap

Scutellaria minor

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae (Dead-nettle)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
25 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Bogs, heathland, marshes, moorland.

Flower:
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Pink, 2 petals
 
Clusters of pale pink-purple flowers with darker spots. The small clusters of flowers are situated in the axils of the upper leaves. Flowers each measure up to 1cm across.
Fruit:
The fruit is a nutlet.
Leaves:
Short-stalked or stalkless, narrowly oval leaves in opposite pairs along the stems. Not toothed or scarcely toothed.
Aroma:
Faintly aromatic.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

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