What plant is that?

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Sheep's-bitSheep's-bit flowersSheep's-bit flower cross section
Sheep's-bit leafSheep's-bit underside of leaf

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The mystery plant for August can be an annual, biennial or perennial. It grows 3-10” tall and has sessile, hairy and alternate leaves. The flowers grow in umbels. The corolla is blue with 5 petals which soon become deeply split into fine segments.  The plant is not native, but can occasionally be seen in RI.

It’s. . .

Botanical Name:
Jasione montana
Common Name:
  Campanulaceae (Harebell family)