What plant is that?

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January Mystery Plant

Close up of January Mystery Plant
Photo credits: kbarton

January’s mystery plant
is colorful enough to
brighten any winter’s day. 
This member of the Aster family has
5-petalled tubular flowers of
bright purplish-pink in
thistle-like terminal clusters of
thirty to fifty flowers.
The rather coarse-looking plant
has alternate leaves and
ranges from 3 to 8 feet in height.
Its lanceolate leaves are
3 to 10 inches long and
are finely toothed.
It grows in moist meadows, fields and
along the edges of ponds and streams.

Stop back next month to find out
what this mystery plant is.

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

Nancy Fullerton
Helen Lusi
Anne Wagner