Chelone glabra - White turtlehead
An important host plant providing larval food and nectar for butterflies, bumblebees, and ruby-throated hummingbirds.
Commonly called turtlehead, this perennial has white snapdragon-like flowers and dark-green foliage. It works well in damp locations and is pest and disease resistant. Blooms late summer and fall.
"The complex hooded flowers (looks like) curious little turtles emerging cautiously from their colorful shells." Growing and Propagating Wildflowers, William Cullina
Height: 2-3 ft
Sun: Partial shade
Water: Medium to wet
Bloom color: White with pink tinge
Bloom time: August to October