What plant is that?

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July 2017 mystery plant --flowers

juky 2017 mystery plant -- close up of leaves
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2017

The mystery plant this month
is a perennial seen occasionally
in wet habitats but also in dry fields
or near old homesites. 
It has opposite, entire leaves and
stems which are slightly pubescent. 
The flowers have 5 sepals and 5 petals.  Each petal however, is cut
into 4 narrow lobes. 
This plant grows 1-2 feet tall and
the flowers are pink in color. 
It blooms in late spring
through early summer.

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

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for last month's mystery plant.

Mystery Plants from
past months, click, here

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if you're right, we'll list
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Congratulations to the following
for correctly identifying
last month's mystery plant.

Brian Maynard
Wendy Miller
Andrea Panciera
Anne Wagner