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What plant is that?

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July 2021 Mystery Plant

July 2021 Mystery Plant--flowers

July 2021 Mystery Plant--fruit

Top and bottom photo:© Katy Chayka, via Minnesota Wildflowers,
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.inf

Center photo: ©David G. Smith, http://www.delawarewildflowers.org

The mystery plant for July 2021
is a perennial vine ranging in
height from 3 to 12 feet.
The flower has 5 purple petals which reflex back
with yellow stamens forming
a tight group in center of flower.
The alternate leaves are
1.5” to 5” long, ranging from
entire to having
2-3 deeply cut lobes.
The plant will climb or ramble
on walls, fences and
other vegetation.
The fruit is a green berry
which turns red at maturity
and looks like a
miniature plum tomato.

This plant is toxic if ingested.
To be safe, wash hands
after handling.

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.

Peg Brodeur
Elizabeth Dixon
Elizabeth Lennon
Brian Menard
Wendy Miller
Alan Newton
Diane Stacy
Deborah Vine Smith