What plant is that?

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October 2017 Mystery plant

October 2017 Mystery plant with flower stalk
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2017

This month’s plant is
a late summer bloomer. 
It has large heart-shaped basal leaves
which are toothed along the margins.
The stem is rather long and
trails along the ground
as it becomes top heavy with flowers.
The stem can grow 3-4 feet long and the leaves become reduced in size and
are no longer heart-shaped
as the stem lengthens. 
The flowers have 10 to 20 rays
which are tinged with violet or purple
and are sometimes white. 
This plant grows in woods,
edges of shaded trails and
blooms from August to 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.

Diane Ames
Tammy Cappuccio
Nancy Fullerton
Brian Maynard
Mary O'Connor
Dennis Webster