Among Rhode Island Wild Flowers and Native Plants

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What plant is that?

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August 2020 Mystery Plant

August 2020 Mystery Plant-- flower head

August 2020 Mystery Plant --cross section

August 2020 Mystery Plant leaf

August 2020 Mystery Plant-- undersideof leaf

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The mystery plant for August
can be an annual, biennial or perennial. 
It grows 3-10” tall and has sessile,
hairy and alternate leaves.
The flowers grow in umbels.
The corolla is blue with 5 petals which
soon become deeply split into fine segments.  The plant is not native,
but can occasionally be seen in RI.

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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.

Elizabeth E. Dickson
Nancy Fullerton
Erik Gardner
Alan Newton