Mad-dog Skullcap Definition
A North American perennial plant (Scutellaria lateriflora) in the mint family, having one-sided clusters of two-lipped blue or white flowers.
- Scutellaria lateriflora
- mad-dog weed
- blue pimpernel
- blue skullcap
Origin of Mad-dog Skullcap
So called from its use as an antispasmodic
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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