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(Plants) any plant of the hardy N American genus Chelone, grown for its white, rose, or purple flower spikes: family Scrophulariaceae
[New Latin, from Greek chelōnē a tortoise, from a fancied resemblance between a tortoise's head and the shape of the flower]
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Noun1.Chelone - herbaceous perennials: shellflower
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Scrophulariaceae, figwort family, foxglove family, Scrophulariaceae - a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales
Chelone glabra, shellflower, shell-flower, snakehead, snake-head, turtlehead - showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple
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Hot Lips turtlehead (Chelone glabra Hot Lips) boasts dark pink, snapdragon-like flowers in August and September on sturdy, upright stems.
[64] found that bumble bees infected with Crithidia bombi parasites increased foraging time on nectars high in iridoid glycoside concentrations, produced by the turtlehead plant, Chelone glabra L.
Trematodos de Chelone mydas (L.) tortuga marina comestible del Oceano Pacifico del Norte, 2da Parte.
Several herbaceous species were dominant across seeps, including (in order of importance): wood nettles (Laporlea canadensis), branch lettuce (Micranthes micranthidifolia), turtlehead (Chelone sp.), scarlet beebalm (Monarda didyma), pale jewelweed (Impatiens pallida), foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), white wood aster (Eurybia divaricala), and green-headed coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata; Appendix 1).
"Chelone" valanginiensis Pictet in Pictet and Campiche (1858-1860), a taxon from Sainte-Croix (Switzerland) recently reassigned to Tropidemys sp.
Eight species on the list of Indiana Endangered, Threatened, Rare, and Watch List species were noted: Wood's Stiff Sedge (Carex woodii Dewey [State Watch List]); Wild Sensitive Plant (Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench [State Watch List]); Pink Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua L.
Chelone, who died last year at 29, had his own Olympic aspirations, and Miller doubled over and cried when asked about his late brother.
He has endured repeated injuries over the last two years, as well as the death of his brother Chelone, aged 29, from a seizure in 2012.
A new genus and species of a blood flukes, Squaroacetabulum solus, from the ventricle of the heart of a marine turtle, Chelone mydas.
Joining us along the shoreline is another type of "turtle" in the form of a white flower, the turtlehead (Chelone glabra).
From the Greek myces, fungus, bakterion, little rod, and chelone, turtle.