What plant is that?

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November 2019 Mystery Plant

November 2019 Mystery Plant- flower heads

November 2019 Mystery Plant flower

November 2019 Mystery Plant leaves

Topr two photos: © Francis R. Underwood 2019
Third photo from top: Katy Chayka, via Minnesota Wildflowers, https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/
Bottom photo: Peter M. Dziuk, via Minnesota Wildflowers, https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/

The Mystery Plant for November 2019
is an annual which grows 4-16” tall.
The calyx (sepals collectively) is
made up of 3 small sepals and
2 large petal-like sepals and 6 stamens.
The flowers can range from
blue/purple to rose pink in color.
As the flowers age, they fade to
a greenish white and the lower stem
is covered with small bracts
which are remnants of flowers gone-by.
The alternate green leaves are entire,
1-1.5” long and very narrow.
The fruit is a small capsule 1 or 2 seeds. 
The root is said to have
a fragrance of wintergreen.
This plant grows in moist open areas and
sometimes in dry areas such as in gravel.
It blooms from July through 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.

Robin Baranowski
Elizabeth E. Dickson
Brooke Dodge
Bintu Fofana
Namcy Fullerton
Allison Gallagher
Lydia Genard
Tyler Gilbert
Nicole Hagan
Brian Maynard
Wendy Miller
Nadia Moss
Ally Nyren
Andrea Panciera
Jennifer K. Reed
Kevin Rodriguez
Allison Stift 
Garth Taylor
Kyle Vieira
Anne Wagner