Common Name: White Turtlehead

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Wet, Moist
  • Height: 2-5′
  • Flower: White, Pink, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct
  • Fruit: Papery capsule that truns brown as it matures
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Bottomland Deciduous Forest
  • Larval host for: Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydras phaeton)

SKU: che_gla_000 Categories:
Chelone glabra is a colony forming herb with an erect stem lined with opposite lance-shaped dark green leaves. Flowers are white to pinkish tubular two-lipped flowers borne in cluster atop the stem in late summer. Blooms are followed by a brown, papery seed capsule. Thrives in moist soils, particularly in shady areas, but can tolerate a fair amount of sun if soils are consistently moist.

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