What plant is that?

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May 2019 Mystery Plant

May 2019 Mystery Plant -- Flower

May 2019 Mystery Plant-- Kidney-shaped Basal leaves
Top two photos:© Francis R. Underwood 2019
Bottom photo:
©David G. Smith, http://www.delawarewildflowers.org

This month’s mystery plant
is a member of a genus of plants,
about 15 species of which
can be found growing in RI.
This species may be found in
both seasonally moist areas but
also in dryer habitats.  
Flowers occur at the end of the stems.
They have 5 yellow petals and
5 green sepals.
The basal leaves on this plant
are round to kidney shaped
(see bottom photo).
The lower cauline leaves are
often three lobed and alternate.
The leaves near the top of the plant
are long and narrow with smooth edges.
This plant grows six to 18 inches high and
grows in moist to dry, often shaded areas.
It blooms from late April to July.

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Congratulations to the following
for correctly identifying
last month's mystery plant.

Nancy Fullerton
Brian Maynard
Krista Noe