Chelone glabra

White Turtlehead

A common shoreline and wetland plant, White Turtlehead bears spikes of waxy white flowers in mid-summer, that resemble small turtles’ heads. Host plant of the Baltimore butterfly.

Height: 1-3 Feet

Sun Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Water Requirements: Moist to wet soils

Flowers: Waxy white flowers in July to September

Attracts: Butterflies

Important Butterfly Larval Host