Plant ID forum: Scutellaria??

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Name: mj
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mjsponies
May 19, 2014 9:14 AM CST
I have this for at least 6 years. Ever green, even in our terrible winters 2010/11 it hardly froze back then. Always blooms this time of year clear up to our first frost and is VERY well behaved, stays in it's own little spot. Produces seeds but I only see a few come up here and there, but that very well could be because it's where they would be mowed on a regular basis. Drought tolerant and never get's any fertilizer. About 12 in. high and 18 in. around.




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Xeramtheum
May 19, 2014 9:37 AM CST
That's beautiful! Love that color!
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Name: Lori
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growitall
May 19, 2014 10:30 AM CST
Yes, definitely a Scutellaria from the calyx structure... but which one? I take it the leaves are entire (not toothed)? Do the veins join at the leaf margin... maybe you could just add a photo of the entire plant?
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 19, 2014 1:26 PM CST
Could it possibly be S. arenicola?

http://hawthornhillwildflowers.blogspot.com/2012/07/florida-...

http://rufino-osorio.blogspot.com/2011/01/scutellaria-arenic...

https://www.google.com/search?q=Scutellaria+arenicola&tbm=is...
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Name: mj
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mjsponies
May 19, 2014 1:39 PM CST
Hey Lin,
S. arenicola leaves aren't smooth on the edges, my Scutellaria are, and the blooms are much darker.
I know all computers show colors a little differently, but mine screen is showing these exactly how they look. A very dark blue.
Thanks tho !

Lori,
Leaves are not toothed, you can see the veining pretty well in the above pic also.

I'll get a pic of the whole plant.

Also, I did get this in a trade, I just don't remember from who, as it's been 6 years I know. So it's not necessarily native to Florida.
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Name: mj
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mjsponies
May 19, 2014 3:47 PM CST
Ok...a few more photos

The 2nd photo shows the same blooms as the original photo above, but from the back.

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Name: mj
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mjsponies
May 19, 2014 3:59 PM CST
Did a little more searching.
Scutellaria baicalensis seems pretty close is some images, but in others that I found the leaves seem narrower.

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Danita
May 19, 2014 4:10 PM CST
It looks more like Scutellaria javanica to me.

Plants labeled as Scutellaria javanica 'Veranda' were widely sold about 5-6 years ago.
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flaflwrgrl
May 19, 2014 5:11 PM CST
Well, I for one am certainly waiting with baited breath to find out what this gorgeous beauty is that is so drought tolerant & evergreen for the most part. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 19, 2014 5:17 PM CST
S. javanica looks to be very close. I found this site when googling, photo's of different varieties showing leaves, blooms etc.

http://www.robsplants.com/plants/scutellaria.php

And, more images at this site:

http://luirig.altervista.org/photos-search/index.php?title=S...
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
May 19, 2014 5:29 PM CST
S. javanica does look close Lin !
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
May 19, 2014 5:33 PM CST
Definitely not S. baicalensis. It does look like S. javanica, though some photos of it show entire leaves and some show toothed leaves.
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
May 19, 2014 5:38 PM CST
Ok....S. javanica it is. I got it in a trade about 6 years ago, so maybe that person got it from a nursery somewhere.
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