What plant is that?

Click on photo below
to view larger image.

October 2019 Mystery Plant

October 2019 Mystery Plant --terminal cluster of flowers

October 2019 Mystery Plant --close up of flower
Photos:© Francis R. Underwood 2019

The mystery plant for October is a
perennial which grows up to 2’ tall and
has opposite, sessile and entire dark green leaves up to 4” long and 2” wide .
Unlike most flowering plants
the petals on this plant do not open
and the plant is pollinated
by insects which are able to force
their way beneath the petals.
The flowers occur primarily
in terminal clusters and
the blue to violet colored petals
are five in number.
This plant grows in meadows and
trail edges and blooms from
late August to the middle of October.

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

Click here
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.

Ryan Ball
Nancy Fullerton
Allison Gallagher
Lydia Genard
Tyler Gilbert
Ezra LaBrie
Brian Maynard
Laurie Moore
Nadia Moss
Krista Noe
Emma Paton
Kevin Rodriguez
Allison Stift
Garth Taylor
Anne Wagner