Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Turtlehead

Turtlehead

Chelone glabra

Full to part sun; wet to moderately wet moisture level; light, rich soil; neutral to slightly acid pH.  2-3 ft. height, blooms mid-summer to fall, white flowers, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  M or C(120)

Native Region:  Statewide

Tubular flowers resembling the head of an open-mouthed turtle.  Although it is a wetland plant in Tennessee, can be grown in good garden soil.  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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