What plant is that?

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December 2016 Mystery Plant

December 2016 Mystery lant-close up of flower

December 2016 Mystery Plant stem leaf

December 2016 Mystery Plant basal leaves

Top and second photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2016
Lower two photos:Stefan.lefnaer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)],
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This month’s mystery plant
is an upright perennial with
alternate leaves and
yellow flowers on long pedicels
which are 1-1.5” in length.
The plant is about 2 feet tall and
its flowers have 4 petals and 4 sepals. 
The petals are 1/2” to ¾” long. 
Leaves on the upper stem are
mostly entire with no teeth and
leaves toward the base of the plant
are toothed. 
This plant is uncommon in RI and
most of New England.
It grows in very wet areas such as
marshes and swamps. 
It blooms from May through June.

Since Newcomb does not reference
this plant, it is suggested that the
Key in the Go Botany website be used.


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

Nancy Clayton
Elizabeth E. Dickson
Viola Gay
Astrid Murre
Denise Stetson
Anne Wagner