What plant is that?

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February 2018 Mystery plant

February 2018 mystery plant flower stalk

February 2018 Mystery plant -close-up

Top two photos: © Francis R. Underwood 2018
Bottom photo: ©David G. Smith, http://www.delawarewildflowers.org

This plant is a perennial
with rigid, linear, entire leaves .
It grows in clumps of several stems or sometimes as a single stem.
The flowers have 10-20 violet colored rays and the center of the flower (disc)
is yellow and sometimes anthocyanic. 
This plant grows in dry sandy soil. 
It grows to a height of 12-30” tall and
blooms from late August to October.

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Congratulations to the following
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last month's mystery plant.

Blake Corbishley
Howard Dooley
Suzanne Enser
Brian Maynard
Anne Wagner