Turtlehead

Chelone glabra

Family Snapdragon (Scrophulariaceae)
Bloom Summer, fall
Habitat Wetlands, along streams, lakes
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower Flowers are tubular, creamy-white, sometimes tinged with pink. They form in tight upright clusters at the tip of the stem.
Leaf Leaves are in opposite pairs along the stem. They have no stalk and are long and narrow with sawtoothed margins.
Notes The shape of the flower resembles the head of a turtle.

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