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Mystery Native Plant

Posted by at_walker 4 (My Page) on
Tue, May 22, 12 at 11:09

Can anyone identify this plant? It appears to be an herbaceous annual. On May 18, 2012 it was abundant throughout Fort Ridgely State Park, in south-central Minnesota.

The plant is 18" to 30" in height, but has not yet reached maturity. The leaves are opposite with bluntly toothed margins. The stem is hairless and is covered with whitish, waxy bloom (glaucous). The area where it was photographed is moderately moist.

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  • Posted by rbrady 5/Eastern Ia (My Page) on
    Tue, May 22, 12 at 11:25

Impatiens-touch me not. Need a flower pic to determine either pallida or capensis.


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Yes certainly looks like one of the native impatiens.

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