Species Details

Scutellaria galericulata

marsh skullcap

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Photo of Scutellaria galericulata
© 2021 Scot Loring
Photo of Scutellaria galericulata
© 2016 Keir Morse
Photo of Scutellaria galericulata
© 2021 Scot Loring
Scientific Name:
Scutellaria galericulata L.
Common Name:
marsh skullcap
Family: Lamiaceae
Element Code: PDLAM1U0J0
USDA Plants Symbol: SCGA
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: Jun-Sep
0 - 2100 meters
0 - 6890 feet
General Habitat:
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Meadows and seeps (mesic)
  • Marshes and swamps
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Possibly threatened by hydrological alterations and recreational activities. Potentially threatened by non-native plants. Are SIS Co. occurrences misidentified? Occurrences from the Delta in SJQ Co. need further study.
Total Occurrences: 39
Element Occurrence Ranks:
5 14 4 1 0 15
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 20
Recent <=20 Years 19
Presumed Extant 39
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Alabama (AL), Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), West Virginia (WV), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Contra Costa (CCA), El Dorado (ELD), Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD), Nevada (NEV), Plumas (PLU), Sacramento (SAC), San Joaquin (SJQ), Shasta (SHA), Siskiyou (SIS)?
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Almanor (4012122), Antelope Lake (4012025), Beaver Mtn. (4112086), Big Swamp (4112121), Blairsden (3912075), Bouldin Island (3812115), Bray (4112168)?, Bruceville (3812134), Cassel (4012185), Chester (4012132), City of Mount Shasta (4112233), Echo Lake (3812071), Emerald Bay (3812081), Fall River Mills (4112114), Homewood (3912012), Johnsville (3912076), Steele Swamp (4112088), Stony Ridge (4012024), Timbered Crater (4112124), Truckee (3912032), Weed Valley (4112087), Woodward Island (3712185)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads