West Highland Flora

Lesser Skullcap

Scutellaria minor


Scutellaria minor

Photo David Fenwick
Wild Flowers of the Plymouth Area
8 Jul 2004 Plymouth

Uncommon in damp heather moorland

Flower c 6-10 mm long.  Stems c 10-15 cm high.

ID: Flowers in pairs, all on one side of the stem, similar to Skullcap but flowers pink.

Other features: Flower-tube straight, not curved as in Skullcap.  Calyx has a scale on the back.  Leaves untoothed or with 1-2 teeth per side near the base.

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