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|Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Scutellaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Scutellaria mexicana (Torr.) A.J. Paton
Habit: Shrub, 5--10(15) dm, +- rounded, branched. Stem: lateral branches spreading, rigid, tips spine-like in age; twigs +- canescent. Leaf: short-petioled to +- sessile; blade 3--15(20) mm, 2--8 mm wide, generally ovate to elliptic, base rounded, margin entire, glabrous to puberulent. Inflorescence: axillary at distal 3--10 nodes; flowers 2; axis finely glandular-puberulent; bracts 0. Flower: 2-lipped; calyx lobes +- equal, entire, +- purple, 1--2 cm in age, bladder-like in fruit; corolla 15--25 mm, upper lip +- entire, white to light violet, lower lip +- 3 lobed, violet to purple; stamens 4, generally enclosed by upper lip, lower stamen pair < upper pair, anthers ciliate. Fruit: nutlets, widely ovoid, short-stalked, tubercled.
Ecology: Sandy to gravelly slopes, washes, scrub, woodland; Elevation: < 1900 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
Synonyms: Salazaria mexicana Torr.
eFlora Treatment Author: Richard G. Olmstead
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Scutellaria lateriflora
Next taxon: Scutellaria nana
Citation for this treatment: Richard G. Olmstead 2016. Scutellaria mexicana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91784, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.