Photo by Brad Slaughter
Small forb of limestone outcrops; stems with long, soft hairs, bearing sessile ovate leaves with smooth margins; tubular flowers deep blue, borne in leaf axils.
Status and Rank
- State Status: T - Threatened (legally protected)
- State Rank: S2 - Imperiled
- Global Rank: G4 - Apparently secure
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Updated 05/08/2013. Information is summarized from MNFI's database of rare species and community occurrences. Data may not reflect true distribution since much of the state has not been thoroughly surveyed.
Small skullcap is found on limestone pavement in rock crevices and local depressions, primarily on Drummond Island.
Natural Community Types
Northern white cedar, balsam fir, sand cherry, ground juniper, buffaloberry, bulrush sedge, Hill's thistle, Alaska orchid, flattened spike-rush, prairie dropseed, and fragrant sumac.
This species primarily requires protection of habitat from direct disturbance, including ORV use and excessive foot traffic, and may also be susceptible to local alterations of the hydrological regime.
General Survey Guidelines
Random meander search covers areas that appear likely to have rare taxa, based on habitat and the judgment of the investigator.
- Meander search
Survey Period: From first week of May to fourth week of August
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