What plant is that?

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July 2018 Mystery Plant

July 2018 Mystery plant-- foliage

July 2018 Mystery plant--flower stalk

July 2018 Mystery plant -- flower head
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2018

The mystery plant for July
is a newly discovered species in RI.
First found in June of 2016 in West Greenwich as a very small population,
it has increased in size since then.


This plant is a perennial
with alternate, divided leaves and
grows about 2-3 feet tall.
The delicate, 5-petalled, white flowers
are held on single stems in
large compound umbels.
The upper leaves are sheathed.
This plant blooms from June to July and
is found in dry woods and clearings.
It is rare in Massachusetts, Connecticut
and Rhode Island.

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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 Clayton
Nancy Fullerton
Elizabeth E. Dickson
Brian Maynard