Flower of the Day: Hairy Skullcap

Scutellaria elliptica; Lamiaceae (mint family)

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Remember veiny skullcap from May 27?  Here’s her sister, another of the ten species of Scutellaria found in this area.  Still searching for the other eight.


At about a foot and a half tall, it’s hard to miss on the forest floor, especially since little else is blooming now*.  The wildflower show will get back into high gear in high summer, when most of the plants in the Asteraceae start to bloom.


*honewort, shining bedstraws, fringed loosestrife

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