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White Turtlehead - Chelone glabra

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Phonetic:  kay-LOH-nee GLAY-bruh

Photos courtesy of: James Henderson, Golden Delight Honey, Bugwood.org and Alex Katovich, Bugwood.org

White Turtlehead is named for its distinctive flowers which are said to resemble a turtle's head. This wetland plant will strongly prefer wet to moist soils in full to mostly sun. The blooms are pollinated mostly by bumblebees, which have the size and strength to pry open the bloom and reach the nectar inside. White Turtlehead is a preferred host plant for the beautiful Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly.

  • Hardiness Zone:  3-8
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Partial Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color:  Cream
  • Bloom Time:  July, August, September
  • Soil Type:  Moist
  • Mature Plant Size:  2-3'H, 1-2'W
  • Plant Spacing:  2'
  • Host Plant:  Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly and Verbena Bud Moth
  • Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Advantages:  Cut flower, deer resistant, long blooming, tolerates clay flower
  • Landscape Uses:  Butterfly garden, moist perennial borders, pond edges, shade gardens
  • Companion Plants:  Blue Flag Iris, Cardinal Flower, Great Blue Lobelia, Marsh Marigold
  • Deer and Groundhog Resistant