Scutellaria wrightii A. Gray
Wright's Skullcap, Bushy Skullcap, Shrubbyâ Skullcap
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Synonym(s): Scutellaria brevifolia, Scutellaria resinosa var. brevifolia
USDA Symbol: SCWR2
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Size Notes: 6-10 inches tall.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: 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.
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
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
Jacob's Well Natural Area - Wimberley, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0788 Collected Apr 27, 1994 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1099 Collected 2007-06-27 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Scutellaria wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Scutellaria wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Scutellaria wrightii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff, LAL