What plant is that?

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September 2017 Mystery Plant

September 2017 Mystery Plant --close up of flower
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2017

This month’s plant is an inhabitant of
fresh or brackish swamps or river shores. 
It grows on stems up to 7 feet tall and
can sometimes be found in
large colonies of 15- 20 stems. 
Its 5-petaled flowers are quite large,
up to 8-10” in diameter,
usually pink in color and sometimes white.
Like the flowers the leaves are also large. They are toothed and arranged
alternately along the stems. 
Look for this plant with its showy flowers
in late summer and early fall.

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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.

Bonnie O'Connor
Nancy Fullerton
Brian Maynard
Wendy Miller
Deborah Vine-Smith
Anne Wagner
Dennis Webster