Scutellaria lateriflora catalog 2013

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

Provenance: NJ