Scutellaria parvula Michaux

Locations ofScutellaria parvula Michaux in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Scutellaria parvula Michaux
Common Name
Dwarf Scullcap
Scutellaria parvula Michaux var. parvula
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Scutellaria parvula Michaux
This discovery of this species in June, 2014, provided the first confirmation of its occurrence in Virginia, previous reports apparently being referable to S. leonardii (S. parvula var. leonardii). The latter also occurs on other glades in the vicinity. The nearest stations are in eastern Tennessee. Although wide-ranging, the species appears to occur predominately west of the Appalachians. Stems and leaves of S. parvula have a mix of glandular and non-glandular hairs whereas S. leonardii is glabrate with few, very short, non-glandular hairs. Branching patterns and leaf venation also differ. Morphology of the Rockbridge plants is unambiguous.
Shallow soil and soil pockets on and around small limestone bedrock glades.
Native Status

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