|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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