Veiny Skullcap

Colony-forming perennial in the mint family with rounded, toothed leaves and stalks topped with multiple tiny flowers. The flowers are pink to purplish, tubular shaped with extended lower lips that curve upwards. The flowers are followed by a helmet-like seed capsule that forcibly ejects the seeds when it ripens by means of a spring-like mechanism. This is a bottom land species, and prefers moist sites.

Scientific Name: Scutellaria nervosa
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Butterfly Host: N/A
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Flat topped horseshoe shaped capsule that turns from green to brown as it ripens on the stem. Seeds are ejected as the pod splits open, often several feet from the plant.
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Square Feet Used: 1
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Price: $10.00

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