Among Rhode Island Wild Flowers and Native Plants

Among Rhode Island Wildflowers

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Hello and welcome to Among-RI-Wildflowers
This site was created by Kathy Barton
and Fran Underwood, to whom we are grateful
for the wealth of information and
historical botany found in these pages.

What plant is that?

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September 2022 Mystery Plant--flowers

September 2022 Mystery Plant--whole plant

September 2022 Mystery Plant--buds

September 2022 Mystery Plant--lower leaf

All photos: © Brian Maynard

The September Mystery Plant is a
common native herb that blooms
from August to October and reaches
about 1 to 3 feet in height. The compound
flowers are ¾ to 1 inch wide with yellow
centers and white rays. The coarsely
toothed leaves alternate on purplish
stems and lower leaves are heart-shaped.
One of our best and most dependable
fall bloomers in dry woods and clearings.

Note: check the latest nomenclature

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

Click here for last month's
mystery plant, or here for
Mystery Plants from
past months.

E-mail your guess to us at
and if you're right we'll list
your name below next month!

Congratulations to the following
for correctly identifying
our August Mystery Plant:

Alan Newton
Alesia Sadosky
Brenda Woodward
Christine Griffith
Erin Foley
Mary O'Connor
Melissa Hughes