Skullcap - Scutellaria galericulata
Short to medium, usually hairy and shortly creeping plant. Stems erect. Leaves oval to lanceolate, slightly toothed, in pairs. Flowers bright blue, usually in pairs, with a whitish base 10 to 18 mm long, the corolla tube abruptly upcurved.
Wet grassy habitats, stream sides, pond and canal margins.
June to September.
Fairly frequent throughout Britain except in the north of Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 147 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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