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Rose Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Rose Turtlehead
Chelone obliqua

Flowers of Rose Turtlehead
Flowers of Rose Turtlehead

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
2 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
5 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet
 
Bloom Color
Pink
 
Bloom Season
July - September
 

Features

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 moist woods and other wet sites. Listed as endangered in Michigan.