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NC Native Plant Society:
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Scutellaria ovata ssp. ovata

Heartleaf skullcap

Scientific Name:

Scutellaria ovata ssp. ovata

Genus:

Scutellaria

Species Epithet:

ovata

Common Name:

Heartleaf skullcap

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Mesic to submesic forests and woodlands

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

W7: Watch List: Poorly Known in NC (*Key)

Notes:

Attracts bees and moths
M: rich woods on circumneutral soil (Ashe, Burke*, Macon, Madison, Polk*, Stanly*, Transylvania,Wilkes*) * all recorded occurrences in the county are either extirpated, or have not been found in recent surveys.

G5TNR Specie is G5, but sub specie is NR

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/scutellaria-ovata-subsp-ovata/



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