Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Mountain Turtlehead at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Mountain Turtlehead, Pink Turtlehead, Appalachian Turtlehead
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July Mitchell County NC
The Roan Highlands
Leaves are egg-shaped; leaf stalks 0.5-1" long, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.
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July Yancey County NC
Mount Mitchell State Park
Flower's lower lip has a prominent yellow beard, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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August Henderson County NC
Holmes Educational Forest
Leaves widest below middle, rounded at the base; most petioles at least 1/2", per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.