Mystery plant 049

This woodland plant can be found throughout central and eastern portions of North America. It blooms in mid-summer and develops traveling seeds soon thereafter.  When you can identify this plant, leave a comment with its common and scientific names.  Be sure to add any personal experience you’ve had with the plant.

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Budding inflorescence and leaves

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Group of plants

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Inflorescence

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Closer view of individual flower

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Plant developing seeds

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Closer view of developing seed capsules

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Seed capsules with sticky hooks to aid traveling

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea lutetiana)

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3 Responses to Mystery plant 049

  1. Jasmene says:

    Common name is Enchanter’s Nightshade, latin is circaea lutetiana

  2. Joyce Hochsprung says:

    Circaea lutetiana, Enchanter’s Nightshade

  3. Angelyn says:

    You are both correct. I appreciate Enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) for its delicate flower. It requires me to stop and look closely. Even the sticky seed capsules have their own beauty.

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