What plant is that?

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Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2016

The mystery plant for April
is a perennial with very colorful flowers which conspicuously standout
from all of its neighbors.
It grows from 6-20” tall and
has 4-petaled rose-lavender flowers
with 8 yellow stamens. 
Its leaves are opposite and toothed, although occasionally, but rarely,
they may be alternate. 
The showy blossoms
of this plant may be seen from
late June to early September. 
Look for this beauty in wet or soggy habitats.  Once seen it is never forgotten.

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

E-mail your guess to us and,
if you're right, we'll list
your name below.

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

Nancy Fullerton
Helen Lusi
Brian Maynard
Astrid Murre
Andrea Rotelli
Anne Wagner