Nuffer, Barbara
October 2011
New York State Conservationist;Oct2011, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p20
The article features the turtlehead plant Chelone glabra, related to the common garden snapdragon and found in ponds and lakes of New York State. It describes the turtlehead as a one- to three-foot tall herbaceous, perennial plant with flowers ranging in color from white to pink to purple. It cites its medicinal properties as a tonic used by early American colonists for the liver and gall bladder while Iroquois brewed turtlehead tea supposedly to protect them against evil spirits.


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