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Plant Details

Chelone glabra

White Turtlehead

Scientific Name:

Chelone glabra

Common Name:

White Turtlehead

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

1 ft

Light:

Part-sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Hygric to Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

August, September

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coast

Habitat Description:

Streambanks, seeps,swamps

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

It is always entertaining to watch bumble bees pry their way into the blossoms.

Chelone glabra blossom detail

image

© Will Stuart, 2015

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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