(Scutellaria lateriflora) [Also called Virginian Scullcap or Mad-Dog Scullcap. The latter name refers to its historical use in treating rabies.] Small purple-blue flowers are borne in slender one-sided racemes in the leaf axils. Leaves are oval-shaped with serrated edges. Medicinal: Nervine tonic, sedative, and anti-spasmodic used to revivify, calm, and nourish the nervous system. Harvest aerial parts during August and September. Pkt (0.1 g, 55 seeds)
Culture: Perennial. Germination: darkness required, 14-21 days. Stratify 4-6 weeks. Transplant or direct seed. Sun or part shade. 12-24 in. tall.