What plant is that?

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Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991.
Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species.
South National Technical Center, Fort Worth.
Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.

November’s mystery plant is a perennial with dingy three-parted yellow petals and alternate entire leaves.  The flowers are small and wooly and occur in a cluster at the top of the stem   The roots and sap of the plant are red in color.  This plant blooms from July through August and is rare in RI.  It grows along peaty pond shores.

It’s. . .

Botanical Name:
Lachnanthes caroliniana
Common Name:
  Haemorodaceae (Bloodwort Family)
  Pond shores

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