What plant is that?

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August 2017 Mystery Plant--Close up of flower

August 2017 Mystery Plant
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2017

The mystery plant for August
is currently in bloom
as this clue is written.

This six to seven feet tall plant
with its bright orange flowers
stands out among all others
wherever it grows.
It can grow up to 7 or 8 feet tall. 
The flowers are orange with dark spots.  They have six long and recurved spotted tepals (when petals and sepals look alike they are referred to as tepals). 
The leaves are lance shaped and
grow in whorls around the stem. 
This plant can be found in the open sun or
in shade, sometimes, but not always bordering ponds or wet areas.

According to FNA
it is the largest plant of its genus
east of the Rocky Mountains and
the commonest over most of its range.
It blooms from  July through August.

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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
Nancy Fullerton
Wendy Miller
Garry Plunkett
Deborah Vine-Smith
Anne Wagner