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Helmet Flower Scutellaria integrifolia

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
skoot-ul-AIR-ee-uh in-teg-rih-FOE-lee-uh
Description

Flowering plant in the mint family. Narrow, pointed leaves, with a raceme of blue-purple flowers in late spring into summer.

It can typically be found in pine woods, low meadows, roadsides, and savannahs.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#summer#blue#wildflowers#NC native#native garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#summer#blue#wildflowers#NC native#native garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Scutellaria
    Species:
    integrifolia
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A. to Texas
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1" purplish-blue two-lipped flowers, often whitish below
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1-2", narrow, untoothed and stalkless. Lower leaves are slender stalked, egg-shaped and toothed.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    Pubescent stem