Red Turtlehead Chelone obliqua Linnaeus var. obliquaThreatened (MD)  -  S2 (State rare)    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Lamiales   >   Family Plantaginaceae   >   Genus Chelone   

Status:

Red Turtlehead is an uncommon plant, found in the Midwest and southeastern states. In Maryland, it is state-rare.

Where to find:

In Maryland, Red Turtlehead is found mainly on the Coastal Plain.

Relationships:

Unlike the White Turtlehead, Red Turtlehead is not known as a larval host plant for the state-rare, Maryland state insect, the Baltimore Checkerspot (see Choukas-Bradley, in Marilandica).

There are 26 records in the project database.

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Red Turtlehead blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/10/2009). Highly state rare (S1) and listed as state threatened. Found in freshwater swamps. Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Red Turtlehead blooming in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/8/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Red Turtlehead blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/16/2015). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Red Turtlehead blooming in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/24/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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