West Highland Flora

Skullcap


Scutellaria galericulata

 

Scutellaria galericulata

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jun 2003 Armadale, Skye

Quite frequent around the shoreline and in marshy places or wet woodland.  Always seems to be coastal in the north of the area, but inland populations frequent in Argyll.

Flower 10-20 mm long.  Stem usually c 20-40 cm high.

ID: Flowers blue, in pairs, all on same side of stem, ceasing well below top of stem.

Other features: Leaves opposite, soft, with shallow rounded teeth, short-stalked.  Flowers with a tube much longer than the calyx, ending in typical Labiate two-lipped arrangement.  Flowers Jul-Sep.  Each stem only has a few flowers open at any one time.  Calyx two-lobed, with a leaf-like scale on the back.

 

Scutellaria galericulata

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jun 2003 Armadale, Skye
Middle flowers 18 mm long incl sepals

 

Scutellaria galericulata

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jun 2003 Armadale, Skye
Flowers 20 mm long incl sepals

  Scutellaria galericulata

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jun 2003 Armadale, Skye

 

Scutellaria galericulata

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Aug 2004 Drinan, Skye


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