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Scutellaria incana

Hoary Skullcap, Downy Skullcap

Scientific Name:

Scutellaria incana

Genus:

Scutellaria

Species Epithet:

incana

Common Name:

Hoary Skullcap, Downy Skullcap

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry to mesic forests and woodlands. 3 varieties in NC: var. 1 [= var. australis], known from only 1 NC county; var. incana, uncommon to rare in NC Piedmont and Mountains; and var. punctata, common in the southern and central counties of the Mountains and w. Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Named the 2014 Wildflower of the Year (Scutellaria incana var. punctata). Largier and showier than most skullcaps.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-communities/bird-friendly-native-plants

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/scutellaria-incana/

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SCIN



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