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Scutellaria ovata

Scutellaria ovata Hill

heartleaf skullcap

Scutellaria ovata (Heartleaf Skullcap)
Image ID: 18749
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: SCOV
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Scutellaria ovata
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-08-28

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: SCUTE
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Scutellaria
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Skullcap
GENUS SUMMARY: (contributed by Bruce A. Sorrie and Alan S. Weakley)
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: Recognizable by the tractor seat-shaped protuberance on the upper calyx. *Note: in key break 22b, corollas of S. alabamensis may reach 22 mm long; its calyces are both stipitate glandular and punctate glandular, thus differing from S. arenicola and S. mellichampii. In key break 22a, corollas of S. mellichampii may be as short as 21 mm; its calyces are punctate glandular only, unlike S. incana var. australis which has both punctate glands and stipitate glands on calyces.
GENUS REFERENCES: Pittman (1988)=Z; Collins (1976)=Y; Epling (1942)=X; Leonard (1892); Harley et al. in Kadereit (2004).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: LAMIAC
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Lamiaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Lindley 1836 or LABIATAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Mint Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 230-250 genera and 6700-7170 species, herbs, shrubs, vines, and trees, cosmopolitan. The placement in the Lamiaceae of several genera traditionally placed in Verbenaceae (e.g. Clerodendrum) is strongly supported by several lines of evidence.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Harley et al. in Kadereit (2004).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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HEIGHT: 1-2 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

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FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY: Bilateral (Zygomorphic)
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
x x x

BLOOM COLOR: Blue flowers
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
x x

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NATIVE RANGE: eastern & central U.S.

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: All of the skullcaps offer lovely blue flowers, and this is a particularly vigorous and easily grown species. The common name “skullcap” is derived from the shape of the flowers, each somewhat resembling a skull. Its handsome fuzzy grey foliage provides year-round interest. This is one of the few native plants with grey foliage that looks great even during our hot, humid summers. Heart-leaf Skullcap can spread aggressively by means of runners, so plant it where this will not be a problem.

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SOIL MOISTURE: Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 4
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
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WILDLIFE VALUE: Bee Friendly, Butterfly Friendly
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
81 2013-0029 2013-11-27 84 View
6562 1996-0192 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
84 HORT 2003-01-01 Mt. Cuba View
1097 HORT 2006-07-01 Bryan View
1399 HORT 2006-07-28 Bryan View
1552 HORT 2005-03-08 Bryan View
1692 HORT 2005-01-01 Liloia View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
106 81 142 Liloia 2013-11-01 View
9268 6562 142 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
9269 6562 115 Liloia 0000-00-00 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: SCOV
USDA Common Name: Heartleaf Skullcap
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: UPL FACU FACU FACU FACU

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Lamiaceae Lindley 1836 or LABIATAE A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Mint Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 230-250 genera and 6700-7170 species, herbs, shrubs, vines, and trees, cosmopolitan. The placement in the Lamiaceae of several genera traditionally placed in Verbenaceae (e.g. Clerodendrum) is strongly supported by several lines of evidence.
REFERENCE: Harley et al. in Kadereit (2004).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Scutellaria L. (Skullcap)
SUMMARY: (contributed by Bruce A. Sorrie and Alan S. Weakley)
REFERENCE: Pittman (1988)=Z; Collins (1976)=Y; Epling (1942)=X; Leonard (1892); Harley et al. in Kadereit (2004).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Scutellaria ovata in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Scutellaria ovata in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Scutellaria ovata in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Scutellaria ovata in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Scutellaria ovata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Scutellaria ovata

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 18749
ID IMAGE2: 8468
ID IMAGE3: 18749

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