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Showy skullcap

Showy skullcap (Scutellaria serrata)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Scutellaria serrata
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Full sun to light shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
evenly moist

Showy skullcap is a mint relative with deep lavender flowers in mid-summer.