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Chelone glabra

White Turtlehead

Scientific Name:

Chelone glabra

Genus:

Chelone

Species Epithet:

glabra

Common Name:

White Turtlehead

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Streambanks, seeps,swamps

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

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


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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