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tur·tle·head

 (tûr′tl-hĕd′)
n.
Any of several perennial North American herbs of the genus Chelone of the figwort family, especially C. glabra, having spikes of tubular two-lipped white or pink flowers. Also called snakehead.

[From the shape of its flowers.]

turtlehead

(ˈtɜːtəlˌhɛd)
n
(Plants) another name (US) for chelone

tur•tle•head

(ˈtɜr tlˌhɛd)

n.
any North American plant of the genus Chelone, of the figwort family, having spikes of white or purple two-lipped flowers.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 purpleturtlehead - 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
Chelone, genus Chelone - herbaceous perennials: shellflower
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
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Several herbaceous species were dominant across seeps, including (in order of importance): wood nettles (Laporlea canadensis), branch lettuce (Micranthes micranthidifolia), turtlehead (Chelone sp.
As we entered the marsh, we were greeted by a host of bright colors: orange jewelweed, groundnuts blooming in purple, white turtlehead, blue-eyed grass and dozens of shades of green from the trees and vines lining the boardwalk One sharp-eyed member of the group spotted a black rat snake moving just off the trail.
Moench [State Watch List]); Pink Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua L.
Unlike butterflies that favor multiple host plants, this cheekerspot largely relies on just one--the white turtlehead, an herbaceous plant with pink-rimmed, white flowers.
5-mile trek to the top of Turtlehead Peak in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (the view of La Madre Mountain and Summerlin is worth the workout).
Joining us along the shoreline is another type of "turtle" in the form of a white flower, the turtlehead (Chelone glabra).
Now, where there used to be ugly concrete barriers and cracked concrete, there are dozens of native plants, some flowering, such as giant blue lobelia, bee balm and turtlehead, along with some berry-bearing shrubs beneficial to wildlife.
Oxfam, in partnership with independent Irish T-shirt label Turtlehead, commissioned five designers to create a collection of limited edition T-shirts to help support Oxfam's climate change campaign.
Some native plants that love to have wet feet are buttonbush, pickerel weed, blue flag iris, lizard's tail, jewelweed, mist flower, Joe Pye weed, turtlehead, pitcher plant, and swamp rose mallow.
Deer eat the tips of the turtlehead plant and either kill the larvae or knock them from their leaves.
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When I set out for the base of Turtlehead Peak, for example, I didn't see another soul after I was a quarter-mile up the trail.