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Skullcap

Scutellaria galericulata

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae (Dead-nettle)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Bright blue, paired flowers. Flowers are composed of a hooded upper lip and and a 3-lobed lower lip.
Fruit:
A globular, brown to black nutlet, containing a single seed.
Leaves:
The short-stalked, narrowly ovate leaves grow together in opposite pairs. They are blunt-toothed and blunt-tipped.
Maximum Size:
40cm tall.
Aroma:
Faintly aromatic.
Other Names:
Common Skullcap, Hooded Skullcap, Marsh Skullcap.
Habitats:
Fens, grassland, marshes, meadows, sand dunes, waterside, wetland.