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Chelone glabra Linnaeus. White Turtlehead. Phen: Jul-Oct; Sep-Nov. Hab: Streambanks, seeps, swamp forests. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) and MN south to GA and AL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The named varieties (or subspecies) are intergrading and the characters used to distinguish them do not correlate well. The species is diploid (Nelson, Elisens, & Benish 1998).

Synonymy: = C, FNA17, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Va, W; > Chelone chlorantha Pennell & Wherry – S; > Chelone glabra L. ssp. chlorantha (Pennell & Wherry) Pennell – Pennell (1935); > Chelone glabra L. ssp. dilatata (Fernald & Wiegand) Pennell – Pennell (1935); > Chelone glabra L. ssp. elatior (Raf. ) Pennell – Pennell (1935); > Chelone glabra L. ssp. elongata (Pennell & Wherry) Pennell – Pennell (1935); > Chelone glabra L. ssp. ochroleuca (Pennell & Wherry) Pennell – Pennell (1935); > Chelone glabra L. ssp. typica – Pennell (1935); > Chelone glabra L. var. dilatata Fernald & Wiegand – F; > Chelone glabra L. var. elatior Raf. – F, G, S; > Chelone glabra L. var. elongata – F, G, S; > Chelone glabra L. var. glabra – F, G, Il, S; > Chelone glabra L. var. linifolia Coleman – Il; > Chelone glabra L. var. ochroleuca Pennell & Wherry – G, S; > Chelone montana (Raf.) Pennell & Wherry var. elatior (Raf.) Small – S; > Chelone montana (Raf.) Pennell & Wherry var. montana – S

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