What plant is that?

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Jukly 2016 Mystery Plant

Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2016

July’s mystery plant is an inhabitant
of swampy, wet areas. 
It is frequently seen at the
Great Swamp in South Kingstown
along the edges of the swamps. 
It is a sub-shrub, woody at the base
and more herbaceous toward the tip. 
The stems are angled and the plant
usually arches as it grows and
the tips of the plants frequently take root. 
The leaves are arranged oppositely or
in groups of three along the stem.
The flowers occur in the leaf axils and
have 5 narrow, pink petals which are not fused together and do not form a tube. 
The petals are about ½” long. 
The sepals number 5-7 and
like some of the other plants
in this family have inter-sepalar
appendages of the same number and
length as the sepals.
This plant grows in shallow water
and is 3-5 feet long. It blooms from
late July to the end of August.

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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.

Brian Maynard
Anne Wagner