What plant is that?

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December 2018 mystery plant  flower stalk

December 2018 mystery plant  flowers -- close-up

December 2018 mystery plant  flowers with polinators


December 2018 mystery plant basal leaves

First (top) and third photos: © Francis R. Underwood 2018
Second photo from top: © David G. Smith via www.delawarewildfowers.org
Fourth (bottom) photo: © 2018 Donald Cameron 

The mystery plant for December is a perennial which grows 12- 25” tall.
The basal leaves are large
and toothed, ½ - 2” wide. The leaves
along the stem are
less toothed and sessile. 
The flowers have 4-8 white rays
and 10-20 disk flowers.
The achenes are sericeous.
This plant grows in dry, open woods and blooms from early July to late August.


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Congratulations to the following
for correctly identifying
last month's mystery plant.

Timothy Alfrey
Brittany Amaral
David Ayriyan
Robin Baranowski
Evan Carter
David Christie
Hannah Dallas
Mason Delisle
Eric Diaz
Elizabeth E. Dickson
Sherry Dzamba
Emma Ferrante
Nancy Fullerton
Kateri Gomes
Nicole Hagan
Zachary Hulmes
Judy Keller
Ally Lague
Ruby Marino
Wendy Miller
Krista Noe
Mary O'Connor
Justin Purcell
Kiely Quijano
Jessica Rizzo
Conner Rose
Deborah Vine-Smith
Kelsey Simmons
Garth Taylor
Frances Topping
Carlee Wadding
Lucas Woolhouse