Scutellaria elliptica; Lamiaceae (mint family)
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