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Downy Skullcap (Scutellaria incana)

Image ID: 2010/gtwn48L

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Other common names: Hoary Skullcap
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: May to July
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Ghost Town Trail
Date:  8/8/2010
Notes: Tiny whitish hairs on flower and stem.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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