Scutellaria parvula Michx.
Common Name: SMALL SKULLCAP
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: T
Scutellaria parvula A. A. Reznicek

Usually associated with open calcareous areas, such as limestone pavements and sandy, gravelly or rocky shores.

Most Michigan collections of this rather dwarf species are var. parvula, but ones from a gravelly bank along a highway in Menominee Co. (in 1984) and from a railroad embankment at East Lansing (Ingham Co. (in 1922 and 1923) are var. leonardii (Epling) Fernald, sometimes treated at specific rank as S. leonardii Epling. This differs from var. parvula in having only tiny incurved eglandular hairs on the stem and eglandular hairs on the calyx; in var. parvula there are straight, erect, gland-tipped hairs on stem and calyx (overtopping any shorter hairs).

Locations

Alpena County
Antrim County
Barry County
Berrien County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Ingham County
Ionia County
Menominee County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1599.