Common Name: Veiny 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: 1-2′
- Flower: Pink, Apr, May
- Fruit: Flat topped horseshoe shaped capsule that turns from green to brown as it ripens on the stem. Seeds are ejected as the pod splits open, often several feet from the plant.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest
Scutellaria nervosa or Veiny Skullcap is a colony-forming perennial in the mint family that produces rounded, toothed leaves and stalks topped with multiple tiny flowers. The flowers are pink to purplish, tubular with extended lower lips and curve upwards. The flowers are followed by a helmet-like seeds capsule that forcibly ejects the seeds when it ripens. This is a bottomland species, and prefers moist sites.