Skullcap (Scutellaria ovata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 16 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets

The flowers of this plant are just adorable.

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Posted by frostweed (Arlington, Texas - Zone 8a) on Oct 12, 2011 9:39 PM

A very interesting thing about this plant is that it goes dormant and disappears in August then in October it starts to grow again and remains green all winter.
The leaves are very soft and velvety.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 1:54 AM

"Scutellaria ovata, commonly known as the heart-leaf skullcap, is a member of the mint family. Its range in the United States is from Minnesota to Florida, and from Kansas to the Atlantic coast, although the plant is listed as threatened in Minnesota and was considered "probably extirpated" from Michigan.

Recently, heart-leaf skullcap was found in The Nature Conservancy's Ives Road Fen Preserve in Tecumseh, Michigan. This was the first documented occurrence of the species in Michigan since 1918."

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