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, 3"-8" tall, aromatic forb, square stems with glandular hairs
Leaves: opposite, main leaves stalkless, usually with 3-5 pairs of side veins
Flowers: 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3' long; blooms June-July
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Conservation Status: Endangered
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 9 WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. 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.