Skullcap - Upper Part of the Flowering Stem
“A plant of the genus Scutellaria: so called from the helmet-like appendage to the upper lip of the calyx, which closes the mouth of the calyx after the fall of the corolla.” —Whitney, 1889
In the illustration, a represents the calyx. This illustration is of Scutellaria serrata, an herbaceous perennial mint.
Keywordshelmet, flower, cap, calyx, Mint, plant, skull, Skullcap, Herbaceous, Perennial, flowery, Serrata, scutellaria
GalleriesFlowers and Shrubs: S
William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5678