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Scutellaria galericulata (Marsh skullcap)
Bruso, George H.

Scutellaria galericulata

Scutellaria galericulata L.

Marsh skullcap

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Scutellaria epilobiifolia, Scutellaria galericulata ssp. pubescens, Scutellaria galericulata var. epilobiifolia, Scutellaria galericulata var. pubescens

USDA Symbol: scga

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

Grows in patches, with blue bilaterally symmetrical flowers, 1 blooming in each axil of the upper leaves.

In the West, where many species prefer dry sites, this is one that prefers a moist habitat.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE
Native Distribution: Throughout, extending south in the West to central California, northern Arizona, and northern New Mexico.
Native Habitat: Wet meadows, swamps, and along streams at moderate elevations.
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* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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