Scutellaria discolor Colebr., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 66 1830 ;
Scutellaria discolor: leaves elliptic-ovate, mildly crenate with almost rounded crenations; flowers purplish; bracts very small shorter than pedicel
Scutellaria grossa: leaves triangular-ovate, strongly crenate with somewhat pointed crenations; flowers blue; bracts larger, lower almost leafy, upper gradually smaller but distinctly longer than pedicel.


Is this Scutellaria discolor: Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Saw these beautiful flower spikes at  Sawantwadi, Mah., in September ’10.
Request validation of the same. Thank you.

I think your id is correct … 

Thanks for the validation …

Lamiaceae (incl. Vebenaceae) Fortnight 1-14May2014: Scutellaria discolor from Uttarakhand DSR May 2/2 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
This Scutellaria is photographed in Naini Tal district at an altitude of 1700m on a steep slope.

I hope S. grossa

To me it is S.discolor Colebr. only.
S. discolor Colebr. is a small unbranched plant with all leaves at base, flowers in long, solitary spike while S.grossa is a branched herb with many smaller spikes.

Yes … you are right.
One tends to forget although there was a lot of discussion on these two species in 2012

Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Scutellaria grossa from Gori Valley- NS May 62/62 : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Scutellaria grossa from Gori valley…

Yes … Very good photographs.

Looking in to the picture 2 (Scutellaria grossa (3) the species looks like S.discolor.
S.discolor (=S.indica)-

… may be onto something correct
the leaf in second picture Your 3 is rounded ended oblong
the S. gross leaf tip acute angled almost like a top of a pyramid.

efi pages on Scutellaria discolor & Scutellaria grossa

Scutellaria discolour : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Sharing some pictures of Scutellaria discolor shot at  Phedi Nagarkot Nepal on 30 July 1016 at 5500 ft


Scutellaria discolor Colebr. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Never seen such a huge plant of Scutellaria discolor Colebr. (accepted name).
Shot at Surya Binayak, Bhaktapur, Nepal on 26 September 2016 at 4500 ft.
Nepali Names: दामपाते Daamapaate  / निलो बुट्टे  घाँस Nilo Butte Ghaas

Nice images, …

Orthosiphon sp : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Orthosiphon sp ?, wild herb from Thirthalli, Shimoga dt of Karnataka

Pl. Check comparative images at EFI.

Pl. check with images at Orthosiphon thymiflorus (Roth) Sleesen

It is not Orthosiphon thymiflorus because Flowers white or pink or mauve, in 15-20 cm long, terminal, racemes with distant whorls of flowers, each whorl with 5-6 flowers; pedicels 2-3 mm long. Calyx 6-7 mm long, deflexed, 2-lipped; conspicuously purple on the upper lip, green otherwise upper lip broad and entire, lower lip 4-lobed, lobes subulate, hairy.
here they are solitary, flower is also different.

It  matches with Orthosiphon viscosus var rubiginosus where petiole is longer than leaf blade, but the plant list merged this with O. thymiflorus

Interesting! In first look I thought it as Scutellaria discolour.

The inflorescence is various in Scutellaria, but not in Orthosiphon; orthosiphon has whorls of flowers. It looks similar to Scutellaria discolor Ref: see the herbarium specimen;

Kailas Manasarovar Route::Wild flower for ID NSJ-SEP 16/16 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild flower for ID. Photo taken on Aug 12 near Didihat, Uttarakhand. Approximate altitude 4000 feet.

I think Scutellaria grossa

Scutellaria discolor Colebr. as per images herein.


ANAPR08 Please identify this herb : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9).

Family: Lamiaceae
Date: 5th April 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka

Habit: Herb
Can this be Scutellaria violacea?

Leaves remind me of plectranthus… also of Lamiaceaae
but those seed capsule/ young fruits seem to be of scutellaria (as in s. integrifolia) also a lamiaceae
now I have confused myself

I too am not sure if this is Scutellaria ma’am. I was simply going by the general structure of the flowers that were earlier identified for me in this post and based on that, I could narrow down on this. 🙂 But not sure since I did not figure it out using a key.

I’ve not worked on Scutellaria group, but my colleagues used to tell this common species as Scutellaria violacea, recently I’ve come across this species in SW Ghats (Nilgiris & Pulney hills), growing with Plectranthus sp.

I think it should be Scutellaria discolor Colebr. as per images herein.


Scutellaria discolor Colebr. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4) – around 600 kb each.
Location: Suryabinayak, Nepal  
Date: 29 July 2018
Elevation: 4800 ft.
Habit : Wild


Scutellaria scandens Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude:  1211 m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild 

Looks different from images at Scutellaria scandens D.Don
I think close to images at Scutellaria discolor Colebr.