Scutellaria ovata  
Family: Lamiaceae
forest skullcap, heart-leaved skullcap
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
Etymology: Scutellaria: from Latin scutella, "a small dish, tray or platter," and referring to the sepals which appear this way during the fruiting period
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-28" tall, aromatic, stout forb; stems square, with spreading, glandular hairs
Leaves: opposite, long-stalked, round to oval, toothed
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" long; flower drawing inflorescence of stalked flowers in 1 or more terminal clusters (raceme) up to 4" tall; blooms June-July
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: shade; dry; woods, forests
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Christopher Noll