Scutellaria galericulata L.
Family: Lamiaceae
common skullcap, marsh skullcap
Scutellaria galericulata image
Merel R. Black  
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, 6"-32" tall, aromatic forb; stems square, weak
Leaves: opposite, usually 2 to 4 times as long as wide, barely stalked
Flowers: blue with white marks, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long;flower drawing mostly solitary flowers from the axils of the leaves; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: 1-seeded nutlet
Habitat: wet; shores, meadows, marshes
Conservation Status: Native