White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)
The white flowering cousin of the better known pink turtlehead. A lover of fertile, wet soils that tolerates seasonal flooding. Host of the regionally rare Baltimore checkerspot butterfly.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Humus, Muck
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug-Sep
Root Type: Fibrous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bumblebees and hummingbirds. Hosts the Baltimore checkerspot butterfly, moths such as the turtlehead borer moth, and some smaller insects. Bitter foliage means it is generally avoided by herbivores.