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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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days ago
        1. Thanks :)
          Posted 7 days ago
  2. Gorgeous! Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 7 days 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