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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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

        

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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

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm0309n_07

September    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

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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.

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Tim Spira    tps_cglabra5

September        

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Diane Creaton    dmc071014_014a

October    Greenville County    SC

Pleasant Ridge County Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0410a_21

October    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_chelone_glabra_4

October        

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JK Marlow    s071006_a

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s071006_a2

October    Greenville County    SC

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

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JK Marlow    s071006_b

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s071006_b2

October    Greenville County    SC

Staminode is green, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.