The weather broke nicely Sunday afternoon, leaving me fine opportunity to collect on new species. As usual, I have discovered the completely unknown so there's much research to be done this week.
I found the Virginia Meadow-Beauty, Rhexia virginica, growing in the same spot as the Plymouth Gentian--it does look somewhat similar. The level of the lake has been down significantly, even with all the recent rain, leaving about a half dozen of these growing along the receding shoreline. Pretty, isn't it?