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.

    Identification difficulty

    Found only in quite damp habitats.

    When to see it

    Flowers July to October.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Found throughout much of Britain but becoming more scarce or absent further north.

    VC55 Status

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map