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Chelone glabra 4 qt.
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Chelone glabra, commonly known as white turtlehead or balmony, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to eastern North America. It belongs to the plant family Plantaginaceae.
The white turtlehead plant typically grows up to 1 meter tall and 0.6 meters wide, and features a clump of lance-shaped, medium to dark green leaves that are 7 to 15 cm long. In late summer to early fall, the plant produces spikes of small, tubular, white or pink flowers that resemble the head of a turtle, hence the common name "turtlehead". The flowers are pollinated by bees and butterflies, and are known to attract a variety of pollinators to the garden.
White turtlehead prefers to grow in moist to wet soils and can tolerate partial to full shade. It is often used in rain gardens, wet meadows, and other naturalized landscapes. The plant has been used in traditional medicine for a variety of purposes, including as a remedy for liver disorders, fever, and digestive ailments.
If you are interested in growing Chelone glabra, you may be able to purchase it from a local nursery or online plant retailer that specializes in native plants. With its unique and interesting flowers, white turtlehead can add a touch of charm and natural beauty to any garden or landscape.