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Furrow Spider - Larinoides species - Thank you Dougie


discovered whilst traipsing across Drumgrubboch moor on the successful search for Skullcap - Scutellaria galericulata.



A few weeks ago I posted a photograph of the scarce Lesser Skullcap , and it occurred to me that I had never uploaded a photograph of the Common Skullcap, which is a more beautiful flower. But although it is a widespread plant, it isn't particularly common where I live in the Pennines. But I was out for a drive in the southern part of the Peak District (the White Peak) this week and found a number of Skullcap flowers growing on the edge of a wetland. They were mainly growing amongst taller plants but I did find this final blue flower on a nicely isolated plant. They are not tall plants so I was on hands and knees to capture this.


Its scientific name is Scutellaria galericulata. Scutellaria is the diminutive of a dish or bowl, from the bowl-shaped calyx visible here at the base of the flower. Galericulata means capped or helmeted, again from the shape of the calyx. In fact it was Mathias de L'Obel (of Lobelia fame) who first recorded it is England in 1576 and he used the term galericulata because the calyx resembled a galerum, a leather helmet worn by Romans. You can see the helmet-shaped empty calyxes that housed earlier flowers lower down the stem. It was L'Obel's description that led to the English name of Skullcap. The plant was used by early herbalists as a purgative (laxative) and a febrifuge (to dispel fever).


And one final thing, its name galericulata may be familiar to birders as a name it shares with Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) which also looks like it is helmeted. See here for a Mandarin:

A mammoth trek to find this plant. I had only found it once, a few years back in a willow copse out on Drumgrubboch Moor, Glentrool. So with little else to do today I decided to try and refind with the bonus being that I would end up in Badgers Wing wood regardless. So after traversing half of the moor,, crossing what I think is the fledgeling River Cree - more research needed - only to find Black Cows in the willow copse. Now me and Black cows have history, so I moved off and re-crossed the river, walked thru a very large stand of taller than me Bracken, then re-crossed the river a third time and straight away found a large colony of Skullcap, flowering its heart out and better than that finding signs of a rarish moth in these here parts on the plants. Well worth the effort and after a mere 4 hours I was home. I have been laid up on the sofa ever since as my back has gone and the slightest movement sends spasms of pain thru my body. Oh well, it's good to suffer for our hobby isn't it !!


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La casida, escutelaria, escutelaria común, hierba de la celada o terciaria: Scutellaria galericulata es una planta herbácea de la familia Lamiaceae que son naturales de Norteamérica, Europa y Asia donde crece en prados y lugares húmedos en la orilla de los ríos.

aka scutellaria galericulata - my first time seeing this lovely member of the mint family. Found on Tenderfoot lake.

Tansy Beetle (Chrysolina graminis), feeding on Water Mint (Mentha aquatica). Woodwalton Fen National Nature Reserve, Ramsey Heights, Cambridgeshire. Sunday 7 July 2019.


The Tansy Beetle is an 'edge-nibbler', in that it grazes on the edges of leaves, taking a succession of small bites in a roughly semi-circular pattern until it gets back to the edge, after which it goes back to the point where it started and begins again, steadily increasing the radius of the nibbled section. Finding patches of Water Mint with edge-nibbled leaves with a characteristic scalloped border is a good indicator of the possible presence of Tansy Beetles, though unfortunately at Woodwalton Fen it's not the only leaf beetle that feeds in this way - Chrysolina polita is also an edge-nibbler and, although occurring at a lower density than the Tansy Beetle, it is much more widely distributed across the reserve than the Tansy Beetle.


As well as Water Mint, the Tansy Beetle also feeds on Gipsywort (Lycopus europaeus), Marsh Woundwort (Stachys palustris) and Hemp-nettle (Galeopsis spp.), and I have a suspicion that it may also feed on Skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata) - all of which are members of the Dead-nettle family, or Lamiaceae. Absent from the list is Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), which doesn't occur at Woodwalton Fen.

Blauw glidkruid is een overblijvende plant die behoort tot de Lipbloemenfamilie, Lamiacea. De lengte kan varieren van 10 tot 50 cm. De rechtopstaande, vierkante stengels zijn meestal behaard. De langwerpig-driehoekige bladeren zijn zwak getand. De bloemen 10-20 mm lang zitten in paren, die naar één kant zijn gekeerd, in de oksels van de bovenste bladen. De blauwe kronen hebben op de onderlip een witte vlek en ze zijn sterk behaard. Je kunt dit kruid vinden van juni t/m september op vochtige tot meestal natte grond, in moerasbossen, langs het water, in duinvalleien en op vochtige, stenige plaatsen.

Geneeskracht :Het is een antiallergeen, werkt ontstekingsremmend en heeft antibacteriële eigenschappen.


Common Skullcap or Hooded Skullcap is a perennial herb out the Mint Family ,Lamiaceae. The height is 10-50 cm. the stem is unbranched or branching until base, 4-edged, hairy along edges. The leaves are opposite and, short-stalked. The blade are narrowly ovate, with tapered tip. The purple bue flowers are tubular, irregular trumpet shaped, 10-20 mm long, growing in pairs. You can find this herb folwering from June till September on shores of waterside meadows that are prone to flooding, coastal hedgerows, damp meadows, rich swamps, springs, ditch and stream banks.

Medicinal: The herb is anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, slightly astringent, febrifuge, nervine and strongly tonic.

In my garden Stafford UK 9th July 2018

Today I saw

Speckled Wood

Essex Skipper

Holly Blue

Small White

Large White

Painted Lady

Green-veined White


Silver Y

Wonderful form, they look like Cambridge Blue Dolphins' !!!!

Tarczyca pospolita - Sumpf-Helmkraut (Gewöhnliches Helmkraut, Kappenhelmkraut) - Scutellaria galericulata

Trout Lodge Fishing Pool Cannock Chase Staffordshire UK 3rd July 2018

Prof. Dr. Thomé's Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, in Wort und Bild, für Schule und Haus ; mit ... Tafeln ... von Walter Müller..

Gera-Untermhaus :F.E. Köhler,1886-1934..

Scutellaria galericulata

Observation. At Allimore Green we saw only Common Skippers at the Toft we saw only Essex Skippers. As the crow flies they are about 4 miles apart.

Toft Little Heath Staffordshire 6th July 2017

Also known a Miller's Nettle Tap.

A micro moth that feeds on Skullcap - Scutellaria galericulata. Sadly no larvae or adults about but plent of rolled leaves indicating a healthy colony of this micro. Now that I know the whereabouts of a good colony of skullcap I can return every now and again to hopefully photograph one or the other.


11 at NX347785. Glentrool.


Could well be a 1st record for my VC..

The Toft Little Heath Staffordshire UK 6th July 2017

It is my Birthday tomorrow and we are hoping for a trip out somewhere nice for a picnic.

Handaufnahme Canon EOS 5D 105mm Makro


(Common Skullcap)

Die einseitswendigen Blüten sitzen meist zu zweit in den oberen Blattachseln. Die Oberlippe der bläulichen Blüten ist helmförmig. Die Unterlippe ist innen weißlich und weist eine blaue Punkt- od. Strichzeichnung auf.

Steht in NRW auf der Vorwarnliste!

TK5408 Ahrweiler


Skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)

16 August 2018, Priory Fields Nature Reserve, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Solihull/Birmingham

Grande toque - Common skullcap - Tercianera común


Scutellaria galericulata L. (tige avec feuilles et fleurs)

Berge de fleuve maçonnée (alt. 90 m)

Anseremme (province de Namur, Wallonie, Belgique)

Scutellaria galericulata

Handaufnahme Canon EOS 5D 105mm Makro


(Common Skullcap)

Die Kelchblattschuppe auf der Oberseite ist ca. 1mm lang. Der Stängel ist scharf vierkantig. Die Blätter sind eiförmig lanzettlich schwach gekerbt bis gezähnt.

Steht in NRW auf der Vorwarnliste!

TK5408 Ahrweiler

Flambeau River Hardwoods

Wisconsin State Natural Area #4

Flambeau River State Forest


Sawyer County

Luhtavuohennokka, Väinölänniemi Kuopio

det trodde du inte va? Verksam mot en viss sort av malaria eller hur var det med det?

Handaufnahme Canon EOS 5D 105mm Makro

Gemeine Schattenschwebfliege

Common Dainty

(Nearctic Syrphidae Checklist)

auf Sumpf-Helmkraut


Der Hinterleib ist basal verengt und hat 2 helle Binden, das Gesicht ist hell, deshalb kaum zu verwechseln.

Tk5408 Ahrweiler


Grande toque - Common skullcap - Tercianera común


Scutellaria galericulata L. (port)

Berge de fleuve maçonnée (alt. 90 m)

Anseremme (province de Namur, Wallonie, Belgique)

British phaenogamous botany,.

Oxford,Published by the author, sold by J.H. Parker [etc.]1834-43..

Labiatée (Lamiacée, ex-Labiée) de 20-50 cm à tige dressée aux feuilles oblongues, en coeur à la base et aux dents peu profondes (moins de 2 cm de large), courtement pétiolées, les florales devenant progressivement plus petites et tronquées à la base. Inflorescence à fleurs axillaires et bractées foliacées. Corolle finement pubescente, bleue ou bleu violacé, à lèvre supérieure trilobée en casque (l'inférieure entière tachée de blanc) et tube longuement saillant, simplement courbé, de 10-18 mm. Akène subglobuleux, ordinairement tuberculeux.


Autres noms français : Casside, Centaurée bleue, Herbe judaïque, Grande toque, Lysimaque bleue, Tertianaire, Trientale. Espèce hygrophile des substrats minéraux ou tourbeux, a priori commune en Ile-de-France notamment dans le couloir séquanien, la vallée de la Marne et de l'Oise, dont le nom vient du latin scutella : petite coupe, par allusion à l'écaille saillante, arrondie et concave portée sur le dos de la lèvre supérieure du calice (cf. H des Abbayes, F Couplan, P Fournier et P Jauzein).

2016-06-04 Vienna, district XXII., Lobau - National Park Donau-Auen

German name: Sumpf-Helmkraut

Marsh Skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)

New York Adirondacks


Latin Pronunciation

Scutellaria (skew-teh-LARE-ee)

galericulata (gal-er-ee-koo-LAH-tuh)

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