What plant is that?

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March 2019 Mystery plant

March 2019 Mystery plant and bud

March 2019 Mystery Plant -- dried seed head

March 2019 Mystery Plant -- Comad

Top photo credit: © Francis R. Underwood 2019
Center photos: ©David G. Smith "http://www.delawarewildflowers.org"
Bottom photo: G. D. Bebeau

The mystery plant for March 2019
is a perennial with opposite,
sharply toothed leaves
which can grow to 3 feet tall. 
The flowers have 4 petals and
are white to pink in color. 
As the flowers mature
the calyx elongates into a long tube
with the corolla at the tip.
As the seeds form they produce long hairs
at the apex.  These hairs are known as the coma and are similar to
the coma found on Milkweed seeds. 
The coma aids the seeds in dispersal by the wind.  This plant blooms from
late July through August
and is often found in moist areas.

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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.

Mason Delisle
Elizabeth E. Dickson
Nancy Fullerton
Brian Maynard
Wendy Miller
Gail Reynolds
Leslie Tatar
Anne Wagner