Snakehead – Chelone spp.

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Snakehead – Chelone spp.

Common Name: Shellflower, Turtlehead, Snakehead

Botanical Name: Chelone spp., ke-LO-ne

Decorative Life: 6-11 days.

Flower Color: ,


  • From the Greek “chelone” for tortoise because the flower is said to look like the head of reptiles. Hence, it has the common names of snakehead and turtlehead.
  • Seeds are sometimes dried and used for winter arrangements.