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Mad Dog Skullcap - Scutellaria lateriflora

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Phonetic: skoot-ul-AIR-ee-uh 

Mad-dog Skullcap is a mint-family perennial plant with toothed, opposite leaves and a square stem, which is typically hairless. It blooms small, trumpet-shaped flowers, varying in color from pale blue to lavender or even white, from July through September. The flowers attract native bees. This lovely plant thrives in wet-to-moist conditions and is rhizomatous but not aggressively so. The common name of “skullcap” is a reference to the cap shape of the flower and seed capsules, which slightly resemble helmets worn by military during the Middle Ages. "Mad-dog" is a reference to the belief that this plant had properties that could cure rabies, which has been disproven. 

  • Hardiness Zones: 3-9
  • Native Region: USDA Plant Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: July - September
  • Soil Type: Moist to wet
  • Mature Plant Size: 2' Height, 1-1.5' Width
  • Plant Spacing: 1'
  • Attracts: Bees
  • Advantages: Medicinal
  • Landscape Uses: Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade
  • Companion Plants: Joe Pye Weed, Blue Wild Indigo, Milkweeds
  • Deer Resistant