Among Rhode Island Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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What plant is that?

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February 2020 Mystery Plant

February 2020 Mystery Plant--flower stalk

February 2020 Mystery Plant--flowers

February 2020 Mystery Plant-leaves

Top photo: Peter Dziuk, via Minnesota Wildflowers,
Second and fourth photos: Katy Chayka, via Minnesota Wildflowers,
Third photo from top:
R. W. Smith, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The mystery plant for February
is a perennial which grows to 1-3 feet tall.
  The main stem is green
and mostly glabrous.
The leaves are alternate
and grow to 3-4 inches long,
1-1.5 inches wide and are sharply toothed .
The basal leaves are sometimes lacking. 
The lower cauline leaves soon drop off  and
the central stem produces  a terminal panicle-like inflorescence. 
The floral rays are bright yellow.

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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
Krista Noe
Anne Wagner