Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Scutellaria lateriflora


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Scutellaria lateriflora (Lamiaceae)
(SKOO-te-lair-ee-a lat-er-i-FLOOR-a)
Mad Dog Skullcap

Lovely blue-violet blooms cover this skullcap from summer to fall. Distinctively lobed flowers appear to have a hood or cap covering, giving plants in this genus their common name. This species is distinguished by its petite flowers, serrated leaves and somewhat trailing habit with full, abundant foliage; it is adaptable but prefers average-to-rich, moist-to-wet soils. The most commonly referenced species for traditional medicinal use. (AKA Side-Flowering Skullcap.)

Bloom color: lavender-purple
Bloom period: spring - fall
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 1-3'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $10
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