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What plant is that?

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September 2020 Mystery Plant

September 2020 Mystery Plant-- flower

September 2020 Mystery Plant-- lead and hair
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2020

The mystery plant for September, 2020
is listed as being rare in RI.
I have found this plant years ago
when it was growing in East Greenwich, however it no longer is found
growing there.

The one site where I have recently
found it growing is in Cranston/Johnston.
This plant grows on a
tall-grassy hillside there.
Its stems are erect and
grow 24-30 inches tall.
The small leaves are trifoliate,
hairy on both upper and lower sides
with the upper side of the leaf
being more hairy than the lower.
The flowers are purple and numerous
and grow in tight racemes.
This plant blooms from
mid-August to late 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.

Nancy Fullerton
Brian Maynard
Alan Newton
Krista Noe
Ann Wagner