Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra


Turtlehead Category:


Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full
Height: 3′-4′
Color: Cream
Bloom: July -September
Flowers: The tube-like 1 1/2″ flowers have a long upper lip that arches over the hairy lower lip. The flowers bloom in a long tight cluster at the top of the plant. Some people think that they resemble a turtle’s head.
Leaves: The opposite, narrow leaves are 3″-6″ long and coarsely toothed.

Suggested Uses:

Creamy white turtle-shaped tubular flowers make this plant an interesting addition to rain gardens, shoreline or wildflower garden. This plant is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and also makes a nice cut flower!

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses: It has been used for numerous medicinal purposes, from relieving hemorrhoids to soothing sores.
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More Information:
Name: The flower gets it’s scientific name from its resemblance to the tortoise or turtle. Chelone means tortoise in Greek.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs