Skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)

Another plant that thrives in damp places, be it salt marsh, river bank or pond edges. It has a preference for calcareous or neutral soils at low levels so it tends to occur near the coast, although low lying wet areas anywhere can provide a sighting.

The Skullcap is a short to medium plant with blue tubular flowers. Although the books describe it as common throughout England it is not a flower I encounter very often, It flowers from June to September so there is plenty of time to find it.

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