n ord-labiate -stachydea-scutellaria-didyamia gymnospermia-scutel

oakleif(z6 AR)December 29, 2008



comman names-scutellaire,helmkrout,blue pimpernel,mad dog weed,hoodwort,mad weed,mad dog skull.Virginian skullcap

caution- can cause - mental confusion and stupor,headache and virtago,photaphobia with dilated pupils,scanty urine with difficult micturation,general languor and trmulousness.

Found in AMERICAN MEDICINAL PLANTS by Charles E Millspaugh.

I would'nt touch it with a 10 ft. pole. But i have used scullcap before.

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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

So you are talking about Scutellaria lateriflora which is a member of the Lamiaceae family (Mint family, formerly known as Labiatae)

Now why is it that you will not touch it with a 10 foot pole if you have already used it? Or is the skullcap you used before a different skullcap?

    Bookmark   December 29, 2008 at 11:30PM
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What do these here Latin names mean?? We're not all Mensa scholars y'know.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2008 at 3:15PM
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Labiatae = former name of the mint family
Stachys = genus of hedge nettles
Scutellaria = genus of skullcaps
Monarda didyma = Oswego Tea
Mint Family has 31 genera represented in my state. Very popular with hummingbird & butterfly gardening. Do they have any herbal application....I don't know, but I have several of the native ones ie skullcaps and bee balms and they are great plants.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2009 at 7:46PM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

Thanks Sam,
Any idea how gymnosperms fit in to all of this?

Is this a common mixture of herbs? Is that why they are all clumped together perhaps?

    Bookmark   January 1, 2009 at 9:09PM
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