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
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