Chelone glabra


Common Names: White turtlehead
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Plantain family


Opposite, simple leaves, on stout, upright stems. The flowers are pinkish or white.

Found in wetlands and riparian forests of eastern North America. Blooms in late summer and early fall.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Pink
 
Edible Notes: Not edible. It has been used as a method of birth control by Abenaki people.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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