Scutellaria siphocampyloides Vatke
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Synonym(s): Scutellaria angustifolia var. canescens, Scutellaria austiniae, Scutellaria siphocamyploides
USDA Symbol: SCSI6
A low plant with pairs of deep blue-violet, bilaterally symmetrical flowers angling upward atop erect stems.
The species is representative of several skullcaps with dark blue-violet flowers. Narrowleaf Skullcap (S. angustifolia), which grows from eastern Washington south to southeastern Oregon and east to northern and central Idaho, has leaves with definite stalks and a corolla 3/4-1 1/4 (2-3 cm) long. Snapdragon Skullcap (S. antirrhinoides), found from southern Idaho to southern Oregon, northern California, central Nevada, and Utah, has flowers only 1/2-3/4 (1.5-2 cm) long.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Native Distribution: Most of California.
Native Habitat: In gravelly or rocky places among pines and brush.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Scutellaria siphocampyloides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Scutellaria siphocampyloides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Scutellaria siphocampyloides
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff