One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A North American plant which produces spikes of pink or white flowers which are said to resemble the head of a turtle.
Genus Chelone, family Scrophulariaceae
- ‘Plants at Holliday Park that are usually confined to fens are swamp blue aster, speckled joe-pye weed, and a rather rare species of pink turtlehead.’
- ‘Others are swamp blue aster, a pink turtlehead, speckled joe-pye weed, great lobelia, Pennsylvania buttercup, and several kinds of sedges.’
- ‘Other plants were crested fern, white turtlehead, clearweed, several species of smartweeds.’
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