What plant is that?

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 October 2018 mystery plant

 October 2018 mystery plant--close up of flower

 October 2018 mystery plant bracts

Upper two photos: © Francis R. Underwood 2018
Bottom photo by Franz Xaver [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

The mystery plant for October
is a sticky-stemmed, 1-2 (3) feet tall
perennial not native to RI.
The leaves are rather small,
punctate and finely toothed.
The flowers have bright yellow rays and
also yellow discoid flowers.
The floral bracts are strongly recurved.
In RI this plant grows in waste areas
and also on the sandy shoreline
of theProvidence River
well above the high tide line.
Despite the sticky stems this plant is quite attractive when in bloom.
This plant blooms from
July through September.


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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.

Brittany Amaral
David A. Christie
Hannah Dallas
Nancy Fullerton
Nicole Hagan
Zachary Hulmes
Allyson Lague
Brian Maynard
Krista Noe
Justin Purcell
Jessica Rizzo
Conner Rose
Carlee Wadding
Anne Wagner