Official Skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora, Medicinal Seeds, 100 Seeds Per Pack, Medicinal Seed Packs, Skullcap, Organic
Name: Skullcap, Official
Scientific Name: Scutellaria lateriflora
Official Skullcap is known commonly as blue skullcap, mad dog skullcap,and side-flowering skullcap, is a hardy perennial herb of the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to North America. The blue flowers are just under a centimeter long. Most of the flowers do not appear at the top of the main stem, but are produced along the length of side branches that grow from the leaf axils.
Origination: Native to North America.
a mild sedative and sleep promoter
enhance global mood without a reduction in energy or cognition
β-Elemene in the herb had potential anti-cancer properties in vitro, but studies in humans have not confirmed its effectiveness
Height:60 to 80 centimeters
Hardiness: Zone 6-9
Flower Color: lavender
Characteristics: The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies.
Uses: medicinal herb
Start indoors 1-2 weeks before final frost. Stratify seeds by placing in bag of moistened vermiculite or sand and refrigerate for one week. Lightly tamp seeds into soil flats and transplant once true leaves develop. Plant in fertile soil in full sun to partial shade 12” apart. Water moderately. Skullcap is a perennial in zones 4-8 but will self-seed in warmer climates.