Narrowleaf Skullcap, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/19/2012.) Scientific name isScutellaria angustifolia. Photo below was taken in Adams County, ID on May 24, 2012. Subspecies <i>micrantha</i> is also known by the common name Small-flowered Skullcap. Go to the Narrowleaf Skullcap detail page for more information.
Helmet Flower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/09/2010.) Scientific name is Scutellaria integrifolia. This plant also is known by the common names Hissopleaf Skullcap, Helmet Skullcap, and Hyssop Skullcap. Photo below was taken at the Chickamauga National Military Park in GA on 05/31/2010.
Southern Showy Skullcap, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database. Scientific name is Scutellaria pseudoserrata. This plant also goes by the common name Falseteeth Skullcap which is the USDA National Common Name for Scutellaria pseudoserrata.
In the May 5 post, I mentioned that the wild hydrangea blossoms were forming their buds. Since I only had photos of prior year’s blossoms – which I think in themselves are quite beautiful – I wanted to make sure I got a chance to photograph them while in bloom. I managed to squeeze out some time (thanks for giving up work on the ceiling, Cindy!) on Saturday, June 6, and was rewarded with finding the hydrangea at peak of their blossom.