What plant is that?

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July 2013 Mystery Plant

Photo credit: © Francis R. Underwood 2014

This month’s mystery plant
is a member of a genus with
three species native to Rhode Island, but it has the showiest flowers of all.  Large, and bright orange-red
in color with purple spots
toward the base,
these flowers make an
outstanding display
wherever they are growing. 
The flowers are six-parted
and grow at the top of the plant. 
The petals and sepals are identical
and are narrowed to a claw at the base. The leaves are
narrow and lance-shaped
and occur mostly in
whorls along the stem. 
This plant is a perennial and grows
from a scaly bulb. 
It grows 1-3 feet tall and
is usually found in sunny places
in open woods, fields or thickets. 
It blooms from
late June to mid-August

Stop back next month to find out
what this mystery plant is.

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last month's mystery plant.

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Congratulations to the following
for correctly identifying
last month's mystery plant.

Anne Wagner