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Scutellaria parvula (Small skullcap)
Cressler, Alan

Scutellaria parvula

Scutellaria parvula Michx.

Small skullcap

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: scpa7

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

Herbaceous perennial, 10-30cm tall. Stems branching from base, erect. Leaves 1-2cm long, 4-12mm wide; slightly dentate. Flowers axillary mostly on mid-stem, bluish or lavender.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Inflorescence: Axillary
Flower:
Fruit: Typically purplish.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , NL , ON , PE , QC
Native Distribution: Eastern half of North America.
Native Habitat: Sandy or clayey soil along roadsides and the edges of woods.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU UPL UPL FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Scutellaria parvula in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Scutellaria parvula in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Scutellaria parvula

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-08-29
Research By: JAM

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