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Official Skullcap Plant
Official Skullcap Plant

Official Skullcap Plant

$14.99

Scutellaria lateriflora, commonly known as blue skullcap, is a low-growing herbaceous perennial in the mint family that typically grows to 2-3’ tall. It is native to wetland areas from Quebec and Newfoundland west to British Columbia and south to California, Louisiana and Florida. The leaves of blue skullcap have a history of use in herbal medicines as a sedative and tranquilizer and for treatment of a variety of conditions including insomnia, anxiety, convulsions and certain neurological disorders. The flowers attract native bees. Always do diligent research and exercise caution before ingesting any part of a plant. 

Care

Best planted in wetland plant for moist to wet low spots, stream or pond margins, marshy areas.

Growth Habit

Tiny, tubular, two-lipped, snapdragon-like, blue flowers (to 1/3”) bloom solitary or in one-sided racemes, mostly from the leaf axils but occasionally terminal from July to early October.

Toxicity
This plant is slightly toxic to pets and is deer & rabbit resistant.

Scutellaria lateriflora, commonly known as blue skullcap, is a low-growing herbaceous perennial in the mint family that typically grows to 2-3’ tall. It is native to wetland areas from Quebec and Newfoundland west to British Columbia and south to California, Louisiana and Florida. The leaves of blue skullcap have a history of use in herbal medicines as a sedative and tranquilizer and for treatment of a variety of conditions including insomnia, anxiety, convulsions and certain neurological disorders. The flowers attract native bees. Always do diligent research and exercise caution before ingesting any part of a plant. 

Best planted in wetland plant for moist to wet low spots, stream or pond margins, marshy areas.

Tiny, tubular, two-lipped, snapdragon-like, blue flowers (to 1/3”) bloom solitary or in one-sided racemes, mostly from the leaf axils but occasionally terminal from July to early October.

This plant is slightly toxic to pets and is deer & rabbit resistant.