Scutellaria minor

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLamiaceaeScutellariaScutellaria minor


A perennial herb of wet heaths, bogs, marshes and moist, heathy woodlands on acidic, oligotrophic or slightly mesotrophic soils. 0-440 m (Woodhead, Cheshire).



World Distribution

Suboceanic Southern-temperate element.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Fen, marsh and swamp (not wooded)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1191

Life form information

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 803

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 136

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: 0.03

Weighted Changed Factor: 22

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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