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Plant Details

Scutellaria integrifolia

Helmet Skullcap, Helmet Flower

Scientific Name:

Scutellaria integrifolia

Common Name:

Helmet Skullcap, Helmet Flower

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

bluish purple

Size in Feet:

.5 - 2.5

Light:

part to full sun

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - July

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, Mountains

Flowers

Helmet Skullcap is common throughout the state, growing in wet pine savannas, forest seeps, bottomlands and moist sites. The lower leaves are toothed but the upper ones have smooth edges or have only blunt teeth.

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Esther Murphy, May 13, 2012, Ev-Henwood Preserve, Supply

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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