This section is from the book "Harper's Guide To Wild Flowers", by Caroline A. Creevey. Also available from Amazon: Harper's Guide To Wild Flowers.
Flowers, purple, bell-shape, 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, the tips of the sepals deeply curved backward. No petals.
Fruit, silky. Leaves, pinnate, mostly 3-divided, the leaflets often 3-parted. May to August.
A marsh species found in Virginia and southward.
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