Pink Turtlehead

After seeing white turtlehead growing wild at Charles River Peninsula, it was easy to recognize the pink version in a garden on the Wellesley campus. It’s an unusual flower to see this late in the season; it looks like something that would be out in the spring. Bitter foliage avoided by animals. Pollinated by bumblebees. Figwort family. Native perennial.

Pink Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua speciosa)

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