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Skullcap

Observed: 7th August 2009 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Plantslpearce’s reputation in Plantslpearce’s reputation in Plants
Scullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)
Scullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)
Description:

There are two blue flowers with white patches, with more forming above. Below between the leaves are what may be the remains of flowers
It has a single square stem about 15 inch tall with pairs of pointed leaves at intervals. The leaves are opposite, directly attached to stem. It is growing by a lochan in marshy ground.

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Species with which Scullcap (Scutellaria galericulata) interacts

Comments

Sue H's picture

Help identifying this plant

I think it's a skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata). It has a square stem as it's a member of the labiate family and is found is wet grassy places by freshwater. Flowers June -Sept. I haven't seen this plant for years.

Sue H

the naturalist man's picture

Skullcap

Skullcap gets its name from the flowers resemblance to the leather skullcaps worn by Roman soldiers.

Graham Banwell

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