Pink Flowered Plants
These wispy plants were found in shallow water along the edge of a lake. They had yellow disk flowers, 6-8 pink ray flowers, and stems 12-15 inches tall. I couldn't get close enough for measurements; but the flowers seemed to be about 1 inch wide. Their stems were about the same width as the Dodder stems, and their leaves were linear, maybe 1-3 inches long, and just a bit wider than the Dodder stems. Some of the upper leaves were alternate, but I could not confirm lower leaf arrangement. The larger lanceolate leaves in the photos belong to Justicia americana plants mixed in. The day was very dark and dreary, so detail is poor. I don't have any idea if these were wild plants, or escapees.