Common Name: Hoary Skullcap
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 2-5′
- Flower: Blue, Violet, May, Jun, Jul
- Fruit: Flat topped horseshoe shaped capsule that turns from green to brown as it ripens on the stem.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest
Scutellaria incana or Hoary Skullcap is a colony-forming perennial in the mint family. This plant has rounded, toothed leaves and stalks topped with multiple tiny flowers. The flowers are blue to lavender, tubular with extended lower lips and curve upwards. The flowers are followed by a helmet-like seed capsule that forcibly ejects the seeds when it ripens. This species is good for well-drained sandy soils in shade to partial shade.