Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Heartleaf Skullcap - Scutellaria ovata var. rugosa   (Alph. Wood) Fernald
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Author(Alph. Wood) Fernald
DistributionA few scattered records in the mountains and foothills. Poorly known range, owing to confusion with other varieties of this species. NCU has collections from Haywood, Mitchell, and Yancey counties, and the NCNHP database contains records for three additional counties. However, Weakley's NC Flora (2022) does not show it as occurring in NC, though this seems to have been an oversight, as it is listed in his SE Flora (Weakley 2022a).

"Appalachians from MD to NC; Interior Highlands from sw. IL through s. MO to nc. AR" (Weakley 2022a).
AbundanceSeemingly very rare. The NCNHP considers it as Significantly Rare, with a State Rank of S1. Much is still to be learned about the range and abundance.
Habitat"Shale barrens, other dry woodlands" (Weakley 2022a).
IdentificationThis taxon is very similar to other varieties, but it has the leaf surface typically quite rugose and is usually densely glandular hairy as well.
Taxonomic CommentsConfusing, at least in the past. Weakley (2022a) considers there to be three varieties in the Southeast -- bracteata, ovata, and rugosa.

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State RankS1
Global RankG5T4
State StatusSR-T
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