Scutellaria elliptica Muhl. - Skullcap
Family - Lamiaceae
Arrows show glandular hairs of the petiole.
Arrow shows glandular hairs of the calyx.
Flowering - May - June.
Habitat - Mesic to dry open woods, roadsides.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive little species can be found throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its glandular petioles and calices, crenate leaves, and purplish flowers.
Photographs taken at the Current River Conservation Area, Reynolds County, MO., 6-20-01, and at Tuskegee National Forest, AL., 6-5-05.