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Hoary Skullcap The stems are covered in fine, white hairs, which is where it gets the name &#039;hoary&#039;.  &#039;Skullcap&#039; refers to the skull-shaped calyx of the flower. The flowers had already fallen off the plant, so I&#039;m guessing that these purple things are the calyxes?<br />
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Habitat: Rural, native garden<br />
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Hoary Skullcap

The stems are covered in fine, white hairs, which is where it gets the name 'hoary'. 'Skullcap' refers to the skull-shaped calyx of the flower. The flowers had already fallen off the plant, so I'm guessing that these purple things are the calyxes?

Habitat: Rural, native garden

    comments (6)

  1. Yes, previously calyces. Would probably be considered capsules now (containing a few seeds). Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks. I was just reading that you can pull them apart and see the seeds inside. I wish I had done that! Posted one year ago
      1. Yes! You can also wait until they get pretty dry and harvest some seeds (or just keep them in the capsules)!
        Forgot to say, this is such a dreamy shot <3
        Posted one year ago
        1. Thanks :)
          Posted one year ago
  2. Gorgeous! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! Posted one year ago

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''Scutellaria incana'', the hoary skullcap or downy skullcap, is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae and is native to North America. It is a perennial and is primarily found in the eastern United States as well as some parts of the Midwest.

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Oct 6, 2019. Captured Oct 6, 2019 10:14 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm