This hardy perennial herb in the mint family bears purple-blue flowers on stalks about two feet tall.  Skullcap likes moist soil and sunny locations in the garden.

Scutellaria barbata

Barbed skullcap is native to southeast Asia including China and Taiwan, often growing on the edges of rice paddies.  The fresh plant is used as a vulnerary to help heal wounds and as an anti-... more->

Scutellaria lateriflora

This species of skullcap is native to moist meadows over a wide area in North America.  It is the most popular and common skullcap among herbalists in the U.S.

The tea or tincture of the... more->

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