What plant is that?

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July 2015 Mystery Plant-- flowers and foliage

July 2015 Mystery Plant -close-up of flowers
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2015

The mystery plant for July
is a shrub with
deeply divided rose-purple flowers
and alternate, hairy leaves. 
This shrub blooms in mid to late spring.
It has alternate, entire  and
deciduous leaves which are opening about the same time as the flowers are blooming. 
The delicate flowers are divided almost to
the base into 3 segments or lips.
The upper lip is shallowly 3 -lobed and the lower lip is divided into
two long and narrow petals. 
The 10 stamens are almost as long
as the flower segments. 
This shrub grows to about
3 to 4 feet tall and
blooms between the middle of
May to the middle of July. 
It grows in bogs or wet woods and is relatively uncommon in Rhode Island.

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what this mystery plant is.

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

Anne Wagner