Chelone glabra (Rose Turtlehead)


Type: Forb

Area: Woodland

Height: 2 – 3′

Bloom Months: July, August, September

Color: Pink, Purple

Sun: Full, Part

Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand

Host: Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)

Attracts/Benefits: Bumblebees; Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. Deer resistant due to bitter taste.

Photo credit: Morton Arboretum and Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS, 1995, Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species.

32 in stock

SKU: 772-1 Category:


Description from Illinois Wildflowers: Pink Turtlehead is the only native Chelone sp. (Turtlehead) in Illinois with pink to deep rosy pink flowers. It is an attractive plant with turtlehead-shaped flowers.

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