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Scutellaria elliptica

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Description

Hairy Skullcap is a wildflower in the mint family native to central and eastern U.S.A.

Habitat: Var. elliptica and var. hirsuta: mesic to dry forests

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#bumblebees#NC native#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard mast fruit#moth larvae#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#bumblebees#NC native#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard mast fruit#moth larvae#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Scutellaria
    Species:
    elliptica
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and eastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant is a larval host for moths.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from June to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Purple and blue flowers bloom from May to June.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Moths