Scutellaria lateriflora

Common name(s): blue skullcap, American skullcap, mad dog skullcap

Description: perennial; vigorous with dark green leaves and small, tubular blue-violet flowers in summer. One of two species of skullcaps commonly used in medicine and herbalism.

Height: to 3 ft. Spread: to 30 in.

Position: full sun and consistently moist soil

Uses: medicine, herbalism, to attract pollinators

Winter Hardiness: to 0 F and below