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Scutellaria parvula (Small skullcap)
Cressler, Alan

Scutellaria parvula

Scutellaria parvula Michx.

Small skullcap

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)


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.


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


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

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


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

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