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Directory of Wildflowers

White Turtlehead
Chelone glabra

Turtlehead
Turtlehead

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet
 
Bloom Color
Pink
White
 
Bloom Season
July - September
 

Features

White (sometimes shaded with pink) hooded flowers held closely on spikes. The flowers resemble turtle heads.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; soil needs to be consistently moist to wet.

Notes

Found in wet sites.