Among Rhode Island Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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What plant is that?

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October 2020 Mystery Plan

October 2020 Mystery Plant flowering

October 2020 Mystery Plan flowers close-up

October 2020 Mystery Plant-- fruit
Top two and bottom photo: © Francis R. Underwood 2020
Thrid photo from top: © 2008 Katy Chayka,
via Minnesota Wildflowers,

The mystery plant for October
is listed as rare in RI. 
This plant can be found in
wet or muddy habitats. 
It grows from 2” to 30” tall.
It is a perennial with rhizomes.
The leaves are alternate and toothed. 
The flowers have 5 sepals
(usually no petals) and 5 carpels.
The carpels turn red in the fall. .
The carpels turn red in the fall.
It has been placed in its own family.

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what this mystery plant is.

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

Emma Brown
Theresa DiMaio
Nancy Fullerton
Brian Maynard
Anne Wagner