9 responses to “Scutellaria baicalensis”

  1. Carol

    I have been enjoying this site for a while and have a clump of this skullcap growing in my rock garden. It does not seem to produce much seed, or propagate itself in my Zone 4 climate, but flowers most of the summer. It is a beauty!

  2. Beverley

    Scutellaria baicalensis – Z5 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Scutellaria baicalensis – Z5-8 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Scutellaria sku-te-lah-ree-a From L. scutella [a small dish] referring to the appearance of the calyx in fruit. baicalensis bie-ka-len-sis. Of Lake Baikal, E. Siberia. Dictionary of Plant Names, Coombes

  3. Karen Vaughan, RH (AHG)

    Yes, this is one of the antimicrobial “three yellows”, named for the color of the roots, which are used in Chinese medicine to reduce fever and inflammation. It is also a very important anti-infection herb used by western herbalists, given its ability to grow readily in gardens here. Plus it looks a lot better than a prescription bottle.

  4. elizabeth a airhart

    i give myself and i permission just to enjoy
    a pretty plant and the flowers its a gift
    we can give ourselves just to enjoy–thank you

  5. Margaret-Rae Davis

    The Photographs are so nice and colourful. I have seen these flowers in friends gardens.
    Thank you,

  6. romil

    see your plant difficult to get in india comes from chins and russia

  7. Ocoee Miller

    I find this plant difficult to get established from seed. But once started it slowly spread to a sturdy clump and the flowers are spectacular! I seldom harvest it for medicine (preferring to purchse the dried roots pieces) because I don’t want to disturb my stand of it. It is just too lovely to disturb.

  8. Maria de Lourdes Lamas

    Por favor, como adquirir sementes desta planta, scutelaria, preciso dela para fitoterápicos.

  9. Daniel Mosquin

    Maria, those should be available online somewhere, as it is not a rare plant in cultivation due to research into its medicinal uses.

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