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Marcus, Joseph A.
Scutellaria wrightii Gray
Wright's skullcap, Bushy skullcap, Shrubby skullcap
USDA Symbol: SCWR2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1952), Cuba and his native Connecticut.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf Retention: Evergreen Size Notes:
6-10 inches tall. Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
OK , TX Native Habitat:
In prairies, bluffs, and open woods mostly on the Edwards Plateau, south to Nueces county and north to the Plains Country and Northeast and North Central Texas. Well-drained sand, loam, chalk, limestone. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Minimal
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Try from both seed and cuttings for maximum success. Take cuttings in early spring. Watch plants closely to get tips before they start to bud. After they have buds, the cuttings are less successful. Cuttings taken in warmer weather seem to struggle more sometimes, but still worth trying.
Seed Collection: Collect seed throughout summer. Seedheads can be cut back and they may bloom again.
Commercially Avail: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0788
Collected Apr 27, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1099
Collected 2011-06-28 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2008-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff, LAL