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Flowering perennial

Observed: 20th September 2012 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
1209 Miserden herb 1
1209 Miserden herb 2
Description:

Largeish herbaceous perennial in a garden setting.
Leaves opposite, finely toothed: they look rather like Lamium orvale but a much brighter green.
Flowers in spikes, opening from bottom up, zygomorphic.
I don't think I've seen this before, and would welcome suggestions.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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Comments

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What a great name!

Lavatera guy (bet we can guess on your favourite group?) many thanks, that is definitely it!

And what a great name for it: turtlehead just exactly describes the flowers.

I can't imagine why I haven't seen it before, but thank you very much for your very swift ID.

Rachy

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