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Skullcap


A plant that thrives in damp places, be it salt marsh, river bank or pond edges.


 

  • Scutellaria galericulata: the skullcap

    Post date: Wednesday, 4 January, 2017 - 21:38

    Skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata) is a plant that thrives in damp places, be it salt marsh, river bank or pond edges. It has a preference for calcareous or neutral soils at low levels so it tends to occur near the coast, although low lying wet areas anywhere can prove suitable.

    Skullcap is a short to medium plant with blue tubular flowers. Although the books describe it as common throughout England it is not a flower I encounter very often; it flowers from June to September so there is plenty of time to find it.


     

Common Name Skullcap
Scientific Name Scutellaria galericulata
Species Group Deadnettle Family Lamiaceae
Status
Interest Level
2
Visabile
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Mint family - Labiatae
Status Scarce
Flower Colour Group Blue
Visible
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Smallish blue tubular flowers with a with base
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Deadnettle Family Lamiaceae