Scutellaria serrata Andrz. - Showy Skullcap
Family - Lamiaceae
Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Mixed deciduous woods, rocky woods, road banks.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species is only found in a few Alabama counties and is fairly uncommon. The plant can be identified by its mostly glabrous stems and leaves, and the whorled appearance of its large upper leaves. The leaves have large, serrate teeth on the margins.
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC.