Our native Turtlehead is a wonderful plant for wet sites and rain gardens. In late summer Chelone glabra produces tall spikes of white flowers which are thought to look like the heads of turtles (use your imagination). The upper lip serves as a protective hood and the lower lip is a landing strip for pollinators. Best grown in part shade but survives well in full sun given enough moisture. The green foliage is clean and disease-resistant. Butterflies love its flowers, especially the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly.