Chelone lyoni

Pink Turtlehead

Names and Myths

Chelone Greek for tortoise

lyoni for John Lyon it’s discover.

Turtlehead the resemblance of the flower to a turtles head

Natural history / Folklore

This is an Appalachian sp, occasionally escapes from cultivation.37


Chelone lyoni is mainly an escape from cultivation in Virginia.31

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