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Plant Details

Chelone lyonii

Turtlehead

Scientific Name:

Chelone lyonii

Common Name:

Turtlehead

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Cove forests, spruce-fir forests, balds, streambanks.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds

Plant from Above

The distinctive shape

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Near a creek, Black Mountain

Plant in Bloom

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Close Up of Blooms

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Mt. Mitchell, Blue Ridge Parkway, July 2006

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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