Turtlehead (2" pot) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
Turtlehead (2" pot) freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
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Turtlehead (2" pot)

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Perennial


Sun Exposure: Full, Part Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet
Height: 1-4'
Bloom Time:  July, August, September
Bloom Color: White, pink
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Pollinator Benefit: Larval Host for Baltimore Checkerboard Butterfly

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Turtlehead (Chelone glabra) This smooth plant has tight terminal clusters of white (often lavender-tinged) tubular, 2-lipped flowers resembling turtle heads. White turtlehead, a robust perennial, grows 1-4 ft. tall. Its erect stems end in spikes of white flowers, the shape of which suggests a turtle head. The leaves are elongate and arranged opposite eachother along the stem.

The distinctive shape of this flower is reflected in the genus name, derived from the Greek chelone ("a tortoise").

info from www.wildflower.org