What plant is that?

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December 2017 Mystery plant

December 2017 Mystery --close up of blossom
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2017

December’s mystery plant
is rarely found in New England. 
Haines lists CT as the only state
where it has been recorded
in New England. 
But it can be found in RI as well.

This plant grows to about 3 feet tall and
has alternate entire leaves .
The flowers have bright yellow rays
on the margin while
the central disc flowers are orange. 
The stems of the plant are very hairy and
the leaves less so.
This plant grows in sandy soil and
blooms in August and 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.

Arianna Carey
Jake DeRosa
Elizabeth E. Dickson
Devin Duprey
Hannah Duval
Nancy Fullerton
Wendy Miller
Dylan Morris
Sara Semenza
Dennis Skidds
Kevin Stochmal
Anne Wagner
Nikki Wowaka