Helmet Flower: Madweed: Hoodwort. Scutellaria lateriflora.

Mint Family. July - Sept.

A plant 1 - 2 feet high, found in damp, shady places throughout the United States and northward.

Flowers

Blue or purple, varying to whitish, small, about 1/4 inch long, growing in 1-sided spikes from the angles of the upper leaves.

Leaves

Opposite, pointed, rounded at the base, coarsely toothed. 1 - 2 feet high.

Mad dog Skullcap.

Mad-dog Skullcap.

Skullcap

Larger or Hyssop Skullcap.

Scutellaria integrifolia. Mint Family. May - Aug.

Found in borders of fields and woods. Massachusetts to Florida and Texas, chiefly near the coast.

Flowers

Blue, about 1 inch long, opposite each other at the top of a stem 6 - 20 inches high.

Leaves

Oblong or narrower, mostly toothless. Plant stem and leaves covered with a fine down.

Skullcap.

Skullcap.