from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several perennial North American herbs of the genus Chelone, especially C. glabra, having a white or pink bilabiate corolla with a bearded lower lip. Also called snakehead.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An American perennial herb (Chelone glabra) with white flowers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An American perennial herb (Chelone glabra) having white flowers shaped like the head of a turtle. Called also snakehead, shell flower, and balmony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Chelone, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple
This may further be explained by the following illustration: The conventionalized figure of a turtlehead is the symbol for a "turtle,"
Day Symbols of the Maya Year Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1894-1895, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1897, pages 199-266.
Old turtlehead knows hes going into retirement soon and taking payoffs he will never get to spend. hahaha shamgar50
If you have children or grandchildren, I think you need a turtlehead in your yard or you might be breaking the law.
Seeing your turtlehead makes me miss the sweet plant, as I no longer have it… must find it again.
Sorry about your turtlehead being eaten, darn rabbits!
Pink turtlehead, Chelone obliqua is just beginning to bloom.
Red turtlehead, Chelone obliqua is just beginning to open.
The threatened red turtlehead is also found in the site.
Non-tidal wetland species include cardinal flower, red turtlehead and skunk cabbage.
White turtlehead is starting to bloom meanwhile, and also the groundnut (Apios americana) with its amazing chocolatey flowers (and edible tubers, if they weren't impossible to find, and located hard-to-dig soil amid poison ivy--but now I find that the pods are edible too, so maybe I coudl try them instead), and the wild cucumber (not edible).