Scutellaria ovata Hill ssp. ovata

Locations ofScutellaria ovata Hill ssp. ovata in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Scutellaria ovata Hill ssp. ovata
Common Name
Heart-leaf Skullcap
Scutellaria ovata Hill var. ovata
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Scutellaria ovata Hill ssp. ovata
Map incomplete at this time, as many VA herbarium specimens have not been identified to subspecies. It appears that most, if not all, of the populations of S. ovata occurring east of the mountains are this var., but the two vars. are sympatric in the mountains. In their overlapping range, var. ovata tends to occur in more mesic habitats than var. rugosa.
Rich floodplain forests; mesic to dry forests over mafic and calcareous rocks; and mesic shell-marl ravines in the Coastal Plain. The distribution and status of this taxon in Virginia are poorly known; it appears to be widely scattered in the wc. and nw. mountains, and the southern half of the Piedmont and inner Coastal Plain. Infrequent in the mountains and Piedmont and rare in the c. Coastal Plain.
Native Status

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