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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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From orchids and roses to the lesser-known black snakeroots and turtleheads, 550 different species of wildflowers commonly found throughout Ontario are featured in this info-packed ROM field guide.
For example, he meticulously lists the wild plants discovered by Nathan in a field: "There are evening primrose, senna, asters, verbena, elecampane, gay feather, spiderflower, goldenrod, cone flowers, bottle gentian, ironweed, queen-of-the-meadow, boneset, yarrow, cornflowers, false foxglove, turtleheads, and sunflowers" (182).