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Scutellaria elliptica Muhlenberg var. hirsuta (Short & Peter) Fernald. Kentucky Skullcap. Phen: Late May-Jun; Jun-Jul. Hab: Mesic to dry forests. Dist: PA and MI south to w. VA, w. NC, nw. GA, s. AL, and e. TX.

ID notes: Scutellaria elliptica can be confused with S. ovata; S. ovata has all leaves cordate, while S. elliptica only the lowermost are cordate.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See discussion in Poindexter & Weakley (2018a).

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA, G, K1, Mi, Pa, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV, Collins (1976); = Scutellaria ovalifolia Pers. ssp. hirsuta (Short & Peter) Epling – Epling (1942); < Scutellaria elliptica Muhl. – Il, K3, RAB, Tx; < Scutellaria elliptica Muhl. var. elliptica – K4; ~ Scutellaria hirsuta Short & Peter; < Scutellaria ovalifolia Pers. – S

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Heliophily ?: 5

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