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Smooth plant with white, tubular, two-lipped flowers that resemble turtle heads. The flowers are arranged in tight, terminal clusters.
Growing on the edge of a mixed forest, next to a pond.
There are numerous medicinal uses of this plant, including treating worms, stimulating appetite, treating jaundice, and helping reduce inflammation. It also contains a bitter resin with glycosides. There are numerous insect species that feed on the plant, and they accumulate the plant's bitter compounds, which deters predation.