Pink Turtlehead

Common Name: Pink Turtlehead

Scientific Name: Chelone lyonii

Family: Plantaginaceae 

Habitat: Woodlands, Bogs, Along Ponds and Streams

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Height: Up to 4 feet

Light: Partial shade to full sun

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds

Description: Pink Turtlehead is a native, perennial wildflower can be identified by its small pink flowers that bloom between late summer and fall. Pink Turtlehead, which prefers to grow in moist soil and partly shady conditions, grows naturally in wet woodlands, bogs, and along ponds and streams. Pink Turtlehead, which attracts many pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds, can be planted in native gardens and woodland gardens. This photo of Pink Turtlehead was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.