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Scullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)
Scullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)

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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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

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

Graham Banwell

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