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What plant is that?
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This mystery plant is a perennial
which grows from 2-3’ or (4’) tall.
It has wide, opposite, e
lliptic to egg-shaped, entire leaves and
purplish-red flowers which
bloom in the leaf axils.
The leaves are about 6-10” long and
the flowers are ½ to ¾” long, tubular
in shape and have 5 irregular lobes.
The fruit is an orange, fleshy berry
surrounded by 5 very
prominent green sepals.
The berries remain on the plant
until late summer or early fall.
This plant blooms from May to July and
grows in rich, rocky woods.
This plant is on the RI Rare Plant list
with a status of CONCERN.
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