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Scutellaria racemosa Pers.
Family Lamiaceae
Scutellaria racemosa Pers. APNI*

Description: Perennial herb; branches glabrous or with a few sessile glands and antrorse simple hairs.

Leaves with lamina narrow-ovate or narrow-triangular to narrow-oblong, 2–2.6 cm long, 3–11 mm wide; base hastate on mature leaves, often with acuminate auricles; margins entire or shallowly sinuate, lower surface glabrous or with a few sessile glands and antrorse hairs; petiole 3–6 mm long.

Sepals 2–3 mm long or to 5 mm in fruit, often tinged purple. Corolla c. 5 mm long, white or pink to mauve with dark purple markings; lower lip slightly longer than upper lip.


Flower
Photo A. J. Perkins

Flowering: mostly October–February

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist areas in forest and woodland and as a garden weed; naturalized in Sydney district. Native of Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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