Page author: David Giblin
Scutellaria galericulata
hooded skullcap, marsh skullcapp
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; circumboreal, extending south to California, Arizona and Missouri.

Habitat: Wet meadows and similar habitats at moderate elevations.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial herbs from slender rhizomes, the square, slender stems simple or branched, mostly erect, usually with descending hairs along the angles.

Leaves:

Leaves opposite, nearly sessile, pinnately veined, the blade lanceolate to narrowly ovate-oblong, 2-5 cm. long and 6-20 mm. wide, with blunt teeth, acute-tipped and cordate-based, glabrous above and puberulent beneath.

Flowers:

Flowers solitary in the axils of slightly reduced leaves; calyx two-lipped, the upper lip with a prominent transverse appendage, 3.5-4.5 mm. long; corolla blue marked with white, 1.5-2 cm. long, two-lipped, the upper lip hood-like, the lower 3-lobed, spreading, the center lobe large and wide, the lateral lobes attached to the upper lip; stamens 4, the lower pair longer than the upper and with one of the pollen sacs abortive; style 2-parted; ovary 2-celled, superior.

Fruits:

Nutlets 4

Accepted Name:
Scutellaria galericulata L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 599. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Scutellaria galericulata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Scutellaria galericulata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Scutellaria galericulata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Scutellaria galericulata photos.

USDA Plants: Scutellaria galericulata information.

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