Chelone glabra, White Turtlehead

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This robust native perennial frequents moist woods, thickets, low meadows, swamps, and stream banks.  Its white tubular Snapdragon-like flowers are said to 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 turtle.

Print Version: Chelone glabra, White Turtlehead
Chelone glabra, White Turtlehead
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets