Photographer: Christopher Noll
Scutellaria parvula Michx.
Scutellaria: from Latin scutella, "a small dish, tray or platter," and referring to the sepals which appear this way during the fruiting period
parvula: very small
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall, aromatic forb; square stems with hairs|
|Flower: ||pink, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3' long; usually a solitary flower from the leaf axils; blooms May-July|
|Leaf:||opposite, usually 2 pairs of side veins, main leaves stalkless|
|Habitat: ||full to partial sun; dry; prairies, upland woods|