Chelone glabra Turtlehead
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Turtlehead
pH - 4.0 - 6.0
Family - Snapdragon
Naturalizes with - Lobelia cardinalis, Filipendula rubra, moisture loving species
Seed Provenance Chelone glabra
Wildlife Significance Turtlehead
Pollinators - Bumblebees and humming birds
Host: For the Baltimore caterpillars, a very rare butterfly. Snapdragon family acts as a host for the caterpillar of the Common Buckeye Butterfly.
Leaves: Bitter and not enjoyed by deer and other herbivores For detailed information, visit the Illinois Wildflower site.
Propagation Notes Turtlehead
Needed Light - Did better when planted on top of soil Sow Outdoors - Very good results sowing these seeds outside in the fall either under a cold frame or in a garden, both have favorable out comes Seeds require cold moist storage in order to germinate