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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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30 July, 2010

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.