Scutellaria lateriflora / Mad-dog Skullcap
A low plant of wooded wetlands and marshy meadows with diminutive but profuse flowers. An lovely accent for a moist, shaded garden. Mad-dog skullcap is used by herbalists as a mild sedative, promoting sleep and reducing anxiety.
Once thought to be a rabies treatment, hence the name.
Height: 1′ – 2′ Blooms: June – August
Habitat: Moist to wet, part sun to shade