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Havana skullcap
Scutellaria havanensis
Lamiaceae


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.
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.
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.


 


Keith A. Bradley
Roger L. Hammer
James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley