Oat Hill Mine Trail

Danny's skullcap (Scutellaria tuberosa) plant grows in twos. The purple-tinged-blue petals of the flower are quite hairy. The upper lobe is shaped like a beak and holds the female reproductive structure (pistil) waiting to catch pollen from a bee - as well as the male reproductive structures waiting to dab their pollen on the bee's back. The lower lobe has a hairy, white landing pad with tiny blue dots. This plant is often found in areas recently cleared by wildfire.