What plant is that?

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July 2019 Mysatery Plant

Mystery Plant with spathe

July 2019 Mystery Plant Leaf

July 2019 Mystery plant--roots and nodes
Top two photos:© Francis R. Underwood 2019
Lower two: ©Katy Chayka, via Minnesota Wildflowers, https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/

The unknown plant for July 2019
is a small annual, alternate- leaved plant
with very attractive blue flowers
surrounded by a solitary bract
called a spathe. 
The spathe surrounds all of the petals including the two blue petals.

The leaf blades are lanceolate
with entire margins and
are 2-6” long, ½- 1” wide.
This plant can be found growing
in moist or shady ground and
is not native to RI.
The plant is in bloom from
late June to early October.

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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.

Sydney Chratian
Brooke Dodge
Lydia Genard
Brian Maynard
Emma Paton
Allison Stift