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What plant is that?

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March 2020 Mystery plant --flowers

March 2020 Mystery plant -- in habitat

March 2020 Mystery plant --flowerhead

Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2020

The mystery plant for the month of March
is a perennial with alternate leaves.
The leaves are palmately compound
with 11-17 leaflets.
The flowers are blue
in spike-like racemes up to 18 inches long. This plant is not native to RI. 
It is listed in Flora of New England
as growing in every New England state
except Rhode Island.
I found this species growing
in a field in Cumberland RI in 2018. 
This plant is invasive.

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

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for last month's mystery plant.

Mystery Plants from
past months, click, here

E-mail your guess to us and,
if you're right, we'll list
your name below.

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

Valerie  Alvarado
Mary Baker
Larry Blankenship
Lynn Cacchiotti
Maude Chasse
Danica Coffman
Andrew DaSilva
Deana Davis
Andrea Devlin
Elizabeth E. Dickson
Laura Doherty
Wren Droege
Donna Dumas
Chris English
Darlene  Evans
Peter  Evans
Marlene Fisher
Ann Fletcher
Nancy Fullerton
Erik Gardner
Donna Griffiths
Amanda Grosvenor
Traci Grow Krewko
Nicole Hagan
Phoebe Hall
Beth Herman
Marcia Izzi
Uma Kuruganti
Lura Lauf
Laurel Lefebvre
Michelle Lopez
Gregory MacDonnell
Jane Mara
Barbara Mariconda
Brian Maynard
Terri McCabe
Katie Murray
Alan Newton
Krista Noe
Judy Pratt
Kelly Riley
Nate Risteen
Kenneth Rix
Nicole Rodriguez-Robbins
Samantha Seibert
Natalie Tarr
Dawn Tedesco
Barbara Richard-Varon
Ernest Viveiros
Jaclyn Witterschein