Scutellaria incana Biehler

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Scutellaria incana Biehler

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems erect, to 1 m, usually simple below the infl, minutely pubescent with curved-ascending hairs, with (3) several to many racemes; lvs lance-ovate to ovate or rhombic-ovate, 5–10 cm, crenate except near the base, obtuse, broadly rounded, or subcordate at base, sparsely pilose above; petioles 1–3 cm; bracts all much reduced, entire, about equaling the appressed-canescent cal; cor 18–25 mm. Upland woods; w. N.Y. to s. Wis., s. to Ga., Ark., and Kans. June–Aug. Var. incana, widespread but missing from most of the s. Appalachians, has the lvs soft-hairy across the surface beneath. Var. punctata (Chapm.) C. Mohr, of the mts. from W.Va. and Ky. to Ga. and Ala., has the lvs glabrous beneath except for the sparsely hairy veins.