Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Mad-dog Skullcap, Blue Skullcap

Mad-dog Skullcap, Blue Skullcap

Scutellaria lateriflora

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, tolerates a wide range of soils including clay, neutral to alkaline pH.  2-4 feet height, blooms summer into fall, blue/purple/violet flowers, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Statewide

This plant will succeed in ordinary garden soil that does not dry out during the growing season.  It is best known for its use as an herbal tea.


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