Scutellaria barbata
Barbed Skullcap, Ban-zhi-lian

Scutellaria barbata, Barbed Skullcap, Ban-zhi-lian

Barbed Skullcap is very similar in form to its cousin, the Baikal Skullcap, with bright purple flowering racemes on thick stalks.
Grow Specs
: 8-2 inches tall. Sun to partial shade.

The whole plant is used in Traditional Chinese medicine to invigorate blood circulation and for the treatment of appendicitis and hepatitis.   (Photo © Steven Foster)

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