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Scutellaria integrifolia

HELMET SKULLCAP

ROUGH SKULLCAP

HELMET FLOWER

Florida native

 

This perennial herb grows up to 30 inches tall in sandhills, flatwoods and hammocks throughout much of the state except the southern peninsula. The blue to violet 2-lipped flowers can bloom from March to November. The stem is 4-angled and the leaves are opposite, with those below the flowers narrow and entire.

 
Scutellaria integrifolia is a member of the Lamiaceae - Mint family.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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