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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.]
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(Plants) another name (US) for chelone
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any North American plant of the genus Chelone, of the figwort family, having spikes of white or purple two-lipped flowers.
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|Noun||1.||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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