Dec. 19, 2017


These are called white turtleheads to tell them from pink or red ones.  I guess you only need to say white when not in the presence of the plants.  To see a pink one, you can look up Chelone glabra in Wikipedia.  The lead image to the right is actually a pink turtlehead.  I would alert them to this but I have failed to get them to accept my identifying info.  Seems like I keep running into those problems.  The other day I tried to make a comment on another blog, and couldn't prove I wasn't a robot.

White turtlehead was used as medicine by Indians to treat worms, eruptions, and to stimulate appetite.  Curious combination.  It was also used in the hope of preventing pregnancy.