Reasons: A very restricted range in the Florida panhandle - Liberty, Franklin, and Gulf counties, Florida. Most of the recently confirmed populations are protected on the Apalachicola NF; populations on private land (largely St. Joe Paper Co. lands) are mostly destroyed. Habitat is decreasing in quality and extent due to conversion to improved pasture, drainage, and clearcutting.
Comments: The primary threat to this species is habitat loss/degradation as a result of conversion to pine plantations and/or pasture. Establishment of pine plantations often leads to changes in the habitat that Scutellaria floridana cannot withstand after the first few years, including changes to drainage, crowding by introduced grasses, and shading due to fire suppression. Use of ORVs occurs in nearby habitats and could affect unprotected S. floridana populations