Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
White turtlehead
Chelone glabra
Location: Rain garden @ nw corner near bench

Range: Its native range extends from Georgia to Newfoundland and Labrador and from Mississippi to Manitoba.
Found along streambanks and wet low lying areas. Flowers are set in a cluster at the top of the stem. The blooms are tubed shaped with 2 "lips" with the top one overlapping the lower. Soil type; wet, sandy muck. 1-3 ft tall. Blooms july-aug. The flowers are white, borne in late summer and early fall. It can be used as a method of birth control, as used by Abenaki people.
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Genus: Chelone ()
Family: Plantaginaceae (plantain)
Order: Lamiales ()
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)