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Scutellaria galericulata

Scutellaria galericulata
marsh skullcap; common skullcap

Synonym(s) Scutellaria epilobiifolia
Common name marsh skullcap; common skullcap
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (summer)
Size 1-2'
Cultural notes moist-wet soil

Widely distributed wildflower, found in wet meadows and along streamsides. One-sided flowerstalks with hooded blue flowers. Strappy, slightly serrated leaves.
Update: What I'm growing is probably not S. galericulata - the leaf characteristics don't match. I'll update the page when I've got it figured out.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Soaked 4d (seeds floated); baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (16d) - 70F with light (33d; 5%G, 9d)
  2. Seed from '08 garden. Soaked 2d; baggy 35F (7w) - 70F (92%G, 3-6d)

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