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A.k.a. Leonard’s skullcap. Much shorter than the better known downy skullcap, but with similar flowers! Forms short, dense colonies and reseeds well, so if perfect for borders, sidewalk edges, and parkway plantings! Prone to being overgrown by larger plants in garden settings.

Light: Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Sandy, Rocky

Height: 3”-9”

Bloom Color: Purple/Pink

Bloom Time: May-Jun

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, skippers, and flies. Hosts the skullcap skeletonizer moth and a few smaller insects. Bitter foliage generally deters mammalian herbivores.

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