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Drummond’s skullcap

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Again from July 7th along W. Courtyard Dr., behold a somewhat moody picture of a wildflower you haven’t seen here before: Scutellaria drummondii, a member of the mint family known as Drummond’s skullcap. Putting on your thinking cap won’t help you determine the scale, so I’ll tell you that each of these flowers was at most half an inch (13 mm) in size. You’re welcome to scoot on over to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for more information on Scutellaria drummondii, and to Wikipedia for a brief account of Thomas Drummond, a Scotsman who botanized in Texas and died in Havana, Cuba, in 1835.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 10, 2015 at 3:55 AM

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