Common name: Dwarf Skullcap
Scutellaria humilis R.Br. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb; branches with antrorse simple hairs mainly along ridges.
Leaves with lamina ovate, broad-ovate or broad-triangular to ± circular, 0.5–2 cm long, 4–18 mm wide; base cordate or rarely truncate; margins often irregularly toothed, lower surface with antrorse hairs and a few sessile glands; petiole 3–18 mm long.
Sepals 2–3 mm long or to 5 mm in fruit, often tinged purple. Corolla 5–7 long, pale purplish red with white markings; lower lip slightly longer than upper lip.
Flowering: mostly October–April
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in various habitats, often in moist sheltered areas, particularly along creeks or gullies; widespread from coastal to inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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