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Scutellaria indica - L.

Common Name
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sunny hills in C. and S. Japan[58]. Hillsides, grasslands, open rocky areas, roadsides and sparse forests at elevations up to 1500 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Scutellaria indica


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Scutellaria indica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young plant - cooked[105, 177].

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Medicinal Uses

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Used as a folk remedy for traumatic injurues[266].

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in a sunny position in any ordinary garden soil that does not dry out during the growing season[200]. This species grows well in a rock garden[188].

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Propagation

Seed - sow in situ outdoors in late spring. If there is only a small quantity of seed it is better to sow it in a pot in a cold frame in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the spring. Division in spring just before new growth begins. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer. Basal cuttings in early summer in a frame. Very easy. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Scutellaria galericulataCommon Skullcap, Marsh skullcapPerennial0.5 4-8  LMHNM03 
Scutellaria laterifloraVirginian Skullcap, Blue skullcapPerennial0.6 6-9  LMHNM032

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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