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, 4"-8" tall, aromatic forb; square stems with hairs
Leaves: opposite, usually 2 pairs of side veins, main leaves stalkless
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3' long; usually a solitary flower from the leaf axils; blooms May-July
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry; prairies, upland woods
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FACU* Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"