What plant is that?

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May 2016 mystery plant
Photo credit: ©David G. Smith, http://www.delawarewildflowers.org

May’s mystery plant is a
small and delicate perennial
with long tubular-shaped flowers
with spreading limbs. 
The flowers are blue or white
with yellow centers.
The plant has two types of leaves;
basal leaves and very small
and opposite stem leaves. 
The basal leaves are about ½” long and oblanceolate (i.e. the tip of the leaf
is wider than the base of the leaf). 
The petioles are about as
long as the leaf blade.
The stem leaves are about ¼ -½” long. 
The height of the plant is from 1 to 6”
and it blooms from April to June. 
It can be found in meadows, fields
and in rare cases
on the sides of moist stone walls.

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


Mark
Nancy Fullerton
Graham Laird Gardner
Liz Hassinger
Brian Maynard
Astrid Murre
Anne Wagner