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Turtlehead


Turtlehead
Chelone glabra

Found along streambanks and wet low lying areas. Flowers are set in a cluster at the top of the stem. The blooms are tubed shaped with 2 "lips" with the top one overlapping the lower.

Requirements:

Soil Type - Wet, sandy muck
Soil pH - Neutral
Water - Wet to moist
Light - Full sun - partial shade

Characteristics:

Height - 1 - 3 ft.
Time of Bloom - July - August
Flower colors - White with rose tip
Propagation - seed
Transplants - fair

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Nurseries offer Turtleheads (Chelone glabra) for sale and they make a nice addittion to a wet area in a garden.
Turtlehead Wildflower
They seem to prefer part shade although I have found wild ones in full sun.