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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.


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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.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Additional resources

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


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

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