Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
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Rock Skullcap
Scutellaria saxatilis
Family: Lamiaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G3
State Rank: S2S3

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Habitat:
Rocky mixed mesophytic woods, talus slopes, and bluffs, usually sandstone substrate.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early July to late August.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Plants are slender and decumbent (not erect), stems glabrous. Species of this genus of mints have a prominent protuberance on the upper corolla; this species is distinguished from other Scutellaria by having flowers in terminal few-flowered racemes (some may be in the leaf axils as well) and they have bracts underneath (subtending) the calyx. Leaves are glabrous, petioled, ovate-shaped and rounded at the base. Leaf teeth are rounded and there are fewer than 10 on each side. Stems are glabrous or with eglandular, curved, ascendng hairs.

Management:
Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Timber removal would be detrimental.

Global Range:
Eastern United States: Connecticut to Indiana, south to Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina, plus Arkansas.

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
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