What flower is that?

Close-up of flowerhead Turtlehead Plant Turtlehead flower 
Photos atcenter and right: ©David G. Smith, http://www.delawarewildflowers.org
Photo at left: © Francis R. Underwood 2014

The mystery plant for this month is a perennial with opposite, toothed leaves and white flowers. The flowers are irregular with the upper lip arched over the lower lip resembling a well- known reptile from which this plant’s common name is derived. The white flowers are large, being more than one inch in length. This plant grows in wet woods and sometimes can be found growing in wet fields.

It blooms from July through September.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Chelone glabra
Common Name:
  Turtlehead
Family:
  Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)
Habitat:
  Wet woods and fields

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