Larval Host Plant (butterflies):
Turtleheads are a wildflower of wet meadows and also forested stream banks. Their lustrous spikes of white blooms bear some resemblance to their namesake. Great late-season bloomer for pollinators.
Host plant for the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly, an infrequent but captivating species. See images below.
A successful component of our no-tech pond. Read more about it on our blog.
Height: 3′ – 4′ Blooms: September
Siting: Average to wet soil, sun to shade
Deer Resistance: Low