“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Creamy white snapdragon like flowers in tight heads at the top of the plant give a fresh display in late summer (August and September). Flowers resemble a turtle’s head. Attractive shiny dark green foliage really sets of the flowers and creates a good backdrop for earlier flowering plants. The major host of the Baltimore butterfly (when within butterfly species’s range) — a large black butterfly with white and orange spots.
Wetland, Stream Edge
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Late (July - frost)
Winter (Nov - Mar)
Ornamental Fruits/Pods/Seed Heads