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Chelone glabra - Turtlehead

Chelone glabra - Turtlehead

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Chelone glabra, commonly called turtlehead, is a stiffly erect, clump-forming, leafy-stemmed, native perennial which typically grows 2-3' tall and occurs in moist woods, swampy areas and along streams. Hooded, snapdragon-like, two-lipped, white flowers with a tinge of pink appear in tight, spike-like terminal racemes from late summer into autumn.

  • Type: Herbaceous perennial
    Zone: 3 to 8
    Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
    Spread: 1.50 to 2.50 feet
    Bloom Time: August to October
    Bloom Description: White with pink tinge
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium to wet
    Maintenance: Low
    Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
    Flower: Showy
    Attracts: Butterflies
    Tolerate: Erosion, Wet Soil