Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Chelone glabra L. image
Photographer: Keir Morse           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Mark Mittelstadt

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Marion Sheehan

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann

Janice Stiefel
Family Scrophulariaceae
Chelone glabra L.
turtlehead, white turtlehead
Chelone: Greek for "tortoise" referring to shape of flower to tortoise head
glabra: Latin for "smooth" referring to lack of hairs on leaves and stems
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-3' tall forb, usually unbranched or with upper branches; stems smooth
Flower: pale yellow to white, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" long, tube regular with 2 almost closed lips, upper lip with 2 shallow lobes; lower lip with 3 lobes with the center lobe bearded; inflorescence a 1"-3", dense spike at the end of the stems and branches; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:capsule, flat seeds with wide wings
Leaf:opposite, up to 6" long, linear to lance-like, toothed, hairless
Habitat: wet; streambanks, meadows, forests, woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Chelone chlorantha Pennell & Wherry
Chelone glabra L. f. tomentosa (Raf.) Pennell
Chelone glabra L. var. chlorantha (Pennell & Wherry) Cooperr.
Chelone glabra L. var. dilatata Fernald & Wiegand
Chelone glabra L. var. elatior Raf.
Chelone glabra L. var. elongata Pennell & Wherry
Chelone glabra L. var. linifolia N.Coleman f. velutina Pennell & Wherry
Chelone glabra L. var. linifolia N.Coleman
Chelone glabra L. var. ochroleuca Pennell & Wherry
Chelone glabra L. var. typica Pennell
Chelone montana (Raf.) Pennell & Wherry
Chlonanthus montana Raf.
Chlonanthus tomentosa Raf.

         
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