Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in streambanks, seeps, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White & rose or purplish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 fertile included stamens (2 long, 2 short) & 1 sterile with green filament
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chelone glabra   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chelone glabra   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-13-004:
Chelone glabra   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Turtlehead


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picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chgl2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_chgl2_005_lvd

        

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

JK Marlow    jkm0304d_03

April    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

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Keith Bradley    kab_chelone_glabra_2510

August    Hamilton County    NY

Adirondack State Park

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

JK Marlow    jkm0309n_06

September    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Leaves resemble C. obliqua but proportionately narrower; petioles under 1/2", per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

JK Marlow    jkm0309n_07

September    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

JK Marlow    jkm080927_007

September    Greenville County    SC

Flowers white, often tinged with pink or purple, in a dense terminal spike, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

Tim Spira    tps_cglabra5

September        

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Diane Creaton    dmc071014_014a

October    Greenville County    SC

Pleasant Ridge County Park

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

JK Marlow    jkm0410a_21

October    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_chelone_glabra_4

October        

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

JK Marlow    s071006_a

October    Greenville County    SC

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

JK Marlow    s071006_a2

October    Greenville County    SC

Filaments of the fertile stamens are lanose to pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

JK Marlow    s071006_b

October    Greenville County    SC

picture of Chelone glabra, image of Chelone glabra

JK Marlow    s071006_b2

October    Greenville County    SC

Staminode is green, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.