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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

Height: 2'-4'

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. 

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