Scutellaria wrightii

(Wright's Skullcap)


Scutellaria wrightii, Wildflower Center, Austin, Travis Co. 8149


Scutellaria wrightii, Wild Basin Preserve, Austin, Travis Co. 0756


Scutellaria wrightii, St. Edward’s Park, Austin, Travis Co. 3758


Scutellaria wrightii, Wild Basin Preserve, Austin, Travis Co. 0763


Scutellaria wrightii, Wild Basin Preserve, Austin, Travis Co. 0766

Scientific Name Scutellaria wrightii USDA PLANTS Symbol SCWR2
Common Name Wright's Skullcap, Bushy Skullcap ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32782
Family Lamiaceae (Mint) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Dry limestone, caliche or sandy loam soils in prairies, on bluffs, open woods and along roadsides; less common in Central Texas than S. drummondii
Plant: Small, somewhat bushy perennial with numerous erect and curved branches arising from a woody base; stems 6 to 12 inches tall covered with minute hairs that are almost invisible.
Leaves: Opposite, oval/oblong hairy leaves 3/8 to 3/4-inch long and less than 3/8-inch wide with rounded tips on short petioles ~1/8-inch long or less.
Inflorescence: Small flowers ~3/8-inch long crowded in upper leaf axils; blue-violet two-lipped corolla; lower lip much larger with three lobes and parallel white guides; corolla bends sharply upward at the end of the calyx; calyx appears smooth to the naked eye.
Bloom Period: March to July.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and iNaturalist.
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