Chelone lyonii Pursh. Appalachian Turtlehead. Phen: Jul-Sep; Oct. Hab: Cove forests, spruce-fir forests, balds, streambanks. Dist: W. NC and e. TN south to nw. SC, nw. GA (Zomlefer et al. 2018), and ne. AL. Scattered localities away from the Southern Appalachians are the result of horticultural use.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = C, FNA17, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NE, RAB, Tn, W; = Chelone lyoni – F, G, S, Pennell (1935), orthographic variant