Plant A Day – Heartleaf Skullcap

Heartleaf Skullcap Scutellaria ovata

Heartleaf Skullcap
Scutellaria ovata

Heartleaf (warm and fuzzy) and Skullcap (so edgy!).  There’s another Skullcap called Mad-Dog Skullcap which is maybe the coolest plant name of all!

The Skullcaps get their name from the calyx of the flower that turns white after the petals are gone and lasts all winter.

The seedpods last all winter and are in the shape of a skullcap

The seedpods last all winter and are in the shape of a skullcap

Note the heart-shaped leaves

Note the heart-shaped leaves

 

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