Scutellaria integrifolia hyssop skullcap Lamiaceae SCIN; R; 

Scutellaria integrifolia.© 2003 Eleanor

Scutellaria integrifolia.© 2003 Eleanor (Accessed 4/2014).

Scutellaria integrifolia is a perennial herb 30-70 cm tall, stems finely hairy. 

Leaves opposite, 2-6 cm long, 0.4-1.5 cm wide, lower leaves egg-shaped, stalked with margin blunt-toothed but soon deciduous, upper leaves lance-shaped, tip blunt, margin entire, surface sprinkled with tiny dots (punctate) stalk short or none, smaller upwards, bracts of inflorescence similar to leaves. 

Flowers blue to pink, to 1.8-2.8 cm long, tubular, 2-lipped, lips entire, upper lip hood-shaped, in spikes at ends of stems; blooming June-July. 

Fruit dry, 4 nutlets, rounded, blackish to 0.16 cm; fruiting July-Aug. 

Wetland status: FACW. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Moist to wet fields, open woods, edges. Mostly on coastal plain.