Plant Profile

Scutellaria intrigifolia: Hyssop Skullcap, Helmet Flower

Family: Mint

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail; Bear Creek Lake: Channel Cat  Trail

Bloom Period: May–June

Habitat: Clearings, edge of woods, roadside

Interesting Fact:

  • Most common Skullcap.
  • Square stems like all mints.
  • Perennial growing 1 to 2 feet tall.
  • Scutellaria is from Latin for “a dish, “ referring to the fruiting calyx.