Himalaya to Temp. E. Asia (from WCSP);

Scutellaria barbata is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to Asia.[1] Its English common name is barbed skullcap.[2]

It is a perennial herb generally reaching up to 35 centimeters tall, sometimes taller. The lightly toothed leaves are somewhat lance-shaped or triangular and up to about 3 centimeters long. The flowers are borne on pedicels that have tiny, sharp bracteoles. The purple-blue, lightly hairy flower corolla is roughly a centimeter long. The plant grows in moist and wet habitat, such as paddy fields.[1]
As an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine it is known as Ban Zhi Lian (Chinese: 半枝莲; pinyin: bànzhīlián). It has been tested in clinical trials for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.[3] Extracts induced apoptosis in prostate cancer cells in laboratory studies.[4] The plant is used as an herbal remedy for inflammation and traumatic injury.[1]
(From Wikipedia on 17.5.15)

Stiff herbs; stem glandular-pilose. Leaves to 3 x 1 cm, acute at base and apex, distantly crenate, 3-nerved, densely white-glandular; petiole 5-10 mm long. Racemes 10 cm long; bracts orbicular, cuspidate. Flowers paired, calyx 6 x 4 mm, hairy, both lips saccate; corolla 10 mm long, lobes acute; anthers hairy. Nutlets globose, granulate, black.

Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Evergreen forests
India and China
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


Scutellaria barbata D. Don : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Sharing some pictures I guess is Scutellaria barbata D. Don. shot at two locations in Kathamndu in May at 4500 ft.
Nepali Names: बाब्रे घाँस  Baabreb Ghaas / निलो बुट्टे घाँस Nilo Butte Ghaas


Scutellaria barbata D.Don (accepted name) ??? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Sharing some pictures I guess is Scutellaria barbata D.Don (accepted name) shot in Kathmandu on different locations in May at 4500 ft.
Nepali Name: बाब्रे घाँस Baabre Ghaas / निलो बुट्टे घाँस Nilo Butte Ghaas 

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Location: Godawari, Nepal
Date: 22 June 2017 
Altitude:5000 ft.

Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae-Scutellaria barbata from California-GSMAY100/103 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments(2)
Scutellaria barbata, anticancer plant photographed from University of California Botanical Garden.

Fwd: SK8MAR5-2016:ID : 3 posts by 2 authors.

Request ID please !
Outskirts of Kathmandy valley !
Altitude 1300M.

Strobilanthes ??

Neither Strobilanthes nor Acanthaceae. It appears to have spurred flowers. Could it be Impatiens?- as per another thread by Dr. Wood.

Scutellaria barbata D.Don ??

Yes, appears close to images at Scutellaria barbata

Scutellaria barbata D. Don: 8 very high res. images.

Location: Thannkot, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude:  1500m.
Date: 26 November 2023
Habit : Wild

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