Barbat Skullcap ~ Scutellaria barbata GMO Free ~ Medicinal Seeds
25+ Barbat Skullcap
Scientific Name: Scutellaria barbata
Scutellaria barbata is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to Asia. Its English common name is barbed skullcap.
It is a perennial herb generally reaching up to 35 centimeters tall, sometimes taller. The lightly toothed leaves are somewhat lance-shaped or triangular and up to about 3 centimeters long. The flowers are borne on pedicels that have tiny, sharp bracteoles. The purple-blue, lightly hairy flower corolla is roughly a centimeter long. The plant grows in moist and wet habitat, such as paddy fields.
It has been tested in clinical trials for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
The plant is used as an herbal remedy for inflammation and traumatic injury.
Uses: medicinal herb
Start indoors 1-2 weeks before final frost. Stratify seeds by placing in bag of moistened vermiculite or sand and refrigerate for one week. Lightly tamp seeds into soil flats and transplant once true leaves develop. Plant in fertile soil in full sun to partial shade 12” apart.
Water moderately. Skullcap is a perennial in zones 4-8 but will self-seed in warmer climates.