Pink Turtlehead

Botanical Name: Chelone lyonii

Height: about 80 cm

Season of bloom: Late summer

Growing Conditions: Sun to part shade. Moist soil.

Wildlife benefits: A host plant for caterpillars of Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No. From eastern US.

Remarks: Showier in gardens than the native White Turtlehead. Grow both!

Similar species: White Turtlehead

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