Turtle Head

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What other names is Turtle Head known by?

Balmony, Bitter Herb, Cabeza de Tortuga, Chelone, Chelone glabra, Galane, Galane à Épi, Galane Glabre, Hummingbird Tree, Salt-rheum Weed, Shellflower, Snakehead, Tête de Tortue, Turtlebloom.

What is Turtle Head?

Turtle head is a plant. The above ground parts and root are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse turtle head (chelone glabra) with red turtle head (chelone oblique).

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