PERENNIAL: Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This robust native perennial occurs frequently throughout the Mid-Atlantic in moist woods, swamps, and stream banks. With snapdragon-like flowers, which resemble turtle heads, the plant is named for Chelone (rhymes with “baloney”), a nymph of Greek mythology who was punished by being turned into a tortoise.

Learn more and don’t miss the fun video, “Bee Bottoms and Turtleheads” by Mary Free . . .

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