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Plant Details

Chelone lyonii

Turtlehead

Scientific Name:

Chelone lyonii

Common Name:

Turtlehead

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Plant from Above

The distinctive shape

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Near a creek, Black Mountain

Plant in Bloom

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Close Up of Blooms

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Mt. Mitchell, Blue Ridge Parkway, July 2006

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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