What plant is that?

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August 2018 mystery plant

August 2018 mystery plant -- flower head

August 2018 mystery plant -- close up

Top and center photos: © Francis R. Underwood 2018
Bottom photo: kbarton

The mystery plant for August
does not have “regular flowers”
such as a buttercup or dogbane,
but contains aggregates of pink or lavenderflowers arranged
in rather large heads. 
The corollas are two- lipped at the top
and three- lobed at the bottom.
The head of flowers begins to bloom
in the center, and continues blooming
to the outside

The plants bloom from
early July to late August,
grow up to 4-5 feet tall, and have opposite,
toothed and lance-shaped leaves. 
They grow in upland woods, fields and thickets

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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.

Nancy Fullerton
Brian Maynard