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White Turtlehead
Chelone glabra L.
Scrophulariaceae

White Swish

Delightful clusters of swollen 2-lipped 1.5 white flowers really do look just like a bunch of little turtleheads at the tip of the stems from July to September, dark green toothed 3-6 leaves are narrow & attractive, primary host plant of the beautiful Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly caterpillar (Euphydryas phaeton), which is rarely found more than 100 yards or so from its host plant, spreads 1-2 by rhizomes, nectar source for butterflies, well-drained fertile soil, good Rain Garden plant.

Average To Wet
Sun To Part Shade
2-3 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Perennial

Native Range: MN, ON, NL south to w. GA, n. MS, & MO. Rare in NY

White Turtlehead 3.5 inch pot $9.50
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