Lesser Skullcap - Scutellaria minor
Short, rather slender plant. The leaves are usually untoothed and mostly unstalked. Flowers are pinkish, 6 to 10 mm long with a more or less straight corolla tube.
Photograph of whole plant in flower
Found only in quite damp habitats.
Flowers July to October.
Found throughout much of Britain but becoming more scarce or absent further north.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, although it can be frequent in the few areas where it occurs. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 4 of the 617 tetrads.
It is on the current VC55 Rare Plant Register (Jeeves 2011) with recent records only from a few sites in Charnwood Forest
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