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Blue Skullcap, Hoodwort, Virginian Skullcap, Mad-dog Skullcap
Lamiaceae - Mint Family
A member of the mint family, this perennial herbaceous plant can grow up to 36" tall. The toothed, ovate to lanceolate leaves are arranged opposite.
2 to 3 feet tall
Alternately arranged serrated to toothed leaves.
Single, erect, square, stem
Multiple small blue flowers borne in clusters along small flower stems
Marshes, meadows, and other wet areas
Wild Food Uses:
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Used as a mild sedative, and to calm and soothe frazzled nerves. Has also been shown effective as a muscle relaxer.