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  Chelone obliqua L. var. speciosa Pennell & Wherry image
Photographer: Sue R. Crispin           

Merel R. Black
Family Scrophulariaceae
Chelone obliqua L. var. speciosa Pennell & Wherry
purple turtlehead, red turtlehead
Chelone: Greek for "tortoise" referring to shape of flower to tortoise head
obliqua: lopsided or oblique
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Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, to 30" tall forb
Flower: pruple to red, 5-parted; blooms Aug.-Sept.
Habitat: partial sun, full sun; moist to wet; gardens

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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