enter image description hereWhite flower found on a lake shore in Maine.

  • What time of year was it when you took that picture? Was it in the mountains? How high above see level? - feel free to edit your initial question. – J. Chomel Sep 6 '16 at 9:14
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    The picture was taken on September 4th, 2016 and the lake is in the mountains about 122 feet above sea level. – Danrou Sep 8 '16 at 2:54

On the assumption the foliage in the picture is part of the flowers (its hard to tell from the pic) it appears to be Chelone glabra, common name turtlehead, a plant which occurs in the wild in wet or damp ground, often near water. It's a perennial plant which is in flower between July and October.


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  • A lovely plant for a damp or wet location. A cultivar has purplish flowers. – kevinsky Sep 6 '16 at 15:15
  • The long slender leaves are part of the flowers plant. From the picture you linked it looks like you found it. Surprised it is a perennial, this is the first time we have see those flowers on our property and there was at least 4 other like plants nearby. – Danrou Sep 8 '16 at 2:57
  • Well its perennial in Missouri and the UK - might have germinated by bird dropped seed or something, but should regrow next year unless you're in the Arctic! – Bamboo Sep 8 '16 at 12:58

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