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Flaigg, Norman G.
Scutellaria ovata Hill
Heartleaf skullcap, Heart-leaf Skullcap
USDA Symbol: scov
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AL , AR , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , OH , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV Native Habitat:
In open woodlands, along roads, and on brushy slopes in East and South Texas. Moist sand, loam, clay, limestone. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Part Shade , Shade Soil Moisture:
Moist Conditions Comments:
Heart-leaf skullcap is an under-utilized plant for gardens. The showy blue flowers bloom on spikes similar in form to Salvia sp. It colonizes vigorously by underground, fleshy roots. Oily glands on the leaves make it possibly deer resistant. In winter, heartleaf skullcap displays evergreen
source for adult butterflies.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: High
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Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff