Specimen of Scutellaria ovata Hill ssp. ovata was collected at Lavender Mountain on the Berry College Campus and send to NY Herbarium to be compared with the type specimens NY 415713, Scutellaria versicolor Nutt. var., collected by Alvin W. Chapman (1809-1899) in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia.
Scutellaria versicolor Nutt. "Softly pubescent; steam stout, branched above; leaves large, long-petioled, all broadly cordate, rugose and reticulate; the floral ones ovate, sessile; racemes terminal and axillary, many-flowered, viscid; calyx hairy; lateral lobes of the corolla conspicuous. (S. cordifolia Muhl. ) - Dry open woods in the upper districts. Jul. - Sept. - Stem 61 cm - 91 cm, (2 - 3 feet), high. Leaves 5 cm - 10 cm, (2 - 4 inch), long. Racemes 7.6 cm - 15 cm (3 - 6 inch) long. Corolla 13 mm - 17 mm, (6 - 8 line) long, blue and white" - A. W. Chapman, 1884.
Dr Tom Zanoni, a Senior Collection Manager of the Herbarium New York Botanical Garden spent a good deal of his spare time conducting comparisons of the Scutellaria spp. collected at Lavender Mt., Berry College Campus and a specimen of Scutellaria versicolor Nutt. var. collected by A. W. Chapman in Rome, Floyd County Georgia between 1872-1891. The author is very grateful for Dr Zanoni's help and assistance.
Last updated on January 7, 2013.
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2. Epling, Carl C. “The American species of Scutellaria.” University of California Publications in Botany 20 (1942): 80-81.
3. The New York Botanical Garden Vascular Plant Types Catalog: (http://www.nybg.org/bsci/hcol/vasc/ ), New York Botanical Garden,
200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458
4. Tom Zanoni, a Senior Collection Manager of the Herbarium New York Botanical Garden. Personal correspondence. from August 14, 2007- January 28, 2008.
5. Images by Zvezdana Ukropina-Crawford
6. USDA, NRCS. 2007. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 11 November 2007). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Botanical explorations in Floyd County, Georgia, United States
Alvin W. Chapman's Collection from Floyd County, Georgia (1872-1891)
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