Scutellaria is a genus of about 300 species of plants commonly known as skullcaps.
The genus is widespread in temperate regions and on tropical mountains.
Most are annual or perennial herbaceous
plants from 5 cm to 1 m tall, but a few are subshrubs
; some are aquatic. They have four-angled stems and opposite leaves
. The flowers have upper and lower lips. The genus is most easily recognized by the typical shield on the calyx that has also prompted its common name.
- USDA - US Department of Agriculture
- Scutellaria images on MorphBank, a biological image database
- Pictures of Skullcap as a medicine.