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Turtlehead, Chelone glabra


  • Turtlehead has large white flowers resempling a turtle's head that flower in July and August.  It grows between 60 cm to 1.20 m tall and is naturally found in wetland edges and moist meadows.


    Nectar plant for bumblebees and other smaller bees that are strong enough to pry open the flowers. Attracts hummingbirds.

    Host plant to the Baltimore checkerspot butterfly.

    Growing conditions:

    Grows best in any kind of moist soil in full sun but can also grow in part sun. This makes it an ideal plant for a raingarden.

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