General: Perennial herb from slender rhizome; stems mostly erect, 20-80 cm tall, simple or branched, 4-angled, with stiff downward pointing hairs especially along the angles but sometimes glabrous or glandular.
Leaves: Usually only stem leaves, opposite, lanceolate to oblong egg-shaped, 2-5 cm long, 6-20 mm wide, pinnately veined, tips pointed, bases blunt to somewhat notched, glabrous above, minutely hairy beneath, margins entire to blunt-toothed; stalks 1-5 mm long.
Flowers: Solitary in axils of slightly reduced leaves; stalks 2-4 mm long; corollas tubular, blue, 15-20 mm long, 2-lipped, the upper lip entire, shorter than lower and hood-like, the lower lip 3-lobed, the broad central lobe papillate, not hairy, marked with white; calyces 3.5-4.5 mm long, 2-lipped, upper lip with a scooped-out ridge across the back.
Fruits: Nutlets, 4 clustered together, almost spherical, brown.
Wet to moist edges of lakes and streams, roadside ditches, and open wet forests in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; frequent throughout BC; circumboreal, N to AK, YT and NT, E to NF and S to TX, NM, AZ and CA; Eurasia.
Scutellaria epilobiifolia A. Ham. Scutellaria galericulata subsp. pubescens (Benth.) A. Löve & D. Löve Scutellaria galericulata var. epilobiifolia (A. Ham.) Jordal Scutellaria galericulata var. pubescens Benth.
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Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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