Scutellaria californica

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Scutellaria californica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Scutellaria
Species: S. californica
Binomial name
Scutellaria californica

Scutellaria californica, the California skullcap,[1] is a species of plant endemic to California. It is found in the scrub and low elevation mountains of Northern California.

It is a small plant growing up to half a meter high, bearing small, white or yellowish snapdragon-like flowers which are said to smell of apples. The leaves are green and arranged oppositely on the erect stem.


  1. ^ "Scutellaria californica". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 

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