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Scutellaria antirrhinoides

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Species Name: Scutellaria antirrhinoides
Common Name: Scullcap

A low-growing, spreading groundcover. Best with regular water. Small purple flowers in spring, followed by summer dormancy.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 2-12 in. H x spreading
Growth Habit: Low, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 6000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Violet
Endangered?:
Distribution: North West, Cascade Range, northern Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Dry, rocky, often serpentine slopes, ridges, oak woodland, coniferous forest below 6000'



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