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White Turtlehead

Chelone glabra


Erect plant with opposite, serrated leaves. White flowers with an interesting shape that is often described like a tortoise head (hence the name). Native to the eastern half of North America. There are subspecies of this plant that have more narrow leaves. The flowers can have some shades of pink or lavender near the opening


Marshy area within temperate woodland. Rockwood Park, Virginia.


Sorry about the poor quality of the image. The light conditions were not very good.

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Virginia, United States

Spotted on Sep 26, 2016
Submitted on Jan 8, 2021

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