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Havana skullcap
Scutellaria havanensis
Lamiaceae
 

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes: It can be used as one of many understory herbs in pine rocklands.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries. Available in Lake Worth at Amelia's SmartyPlants (561-540-6296).

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: Bout 6-12 inches in height. Spreading and forming small open patches broader than tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Monroe County Keys and Miami-Dade County; West Indies. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to the pine rocklands of Big Pine Key.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pine rocklands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained limestone soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Dark blue with 2 parallel white stripes.

Flower Characteristics: Showy, 5/8" long and 1/2" wide.

Flowering Season: All year.

Fruit: Inconspicuous nutlet.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed and division.

Comments: It is listed as endangered by the state of Florida.


Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

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In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

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