Plant ID forum→Mystery Plant in Northern NJ

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New Jersey, Middlesex County
theyegis
Aug 18, 2020 12:14 PM CST
Found this plant growing in my backyard in Northern NJ - anyone know what it is? Thank you for your time.
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San Francisco Bay area (Zone 9a)
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Iochroma
Aug 18, 2020 12:34 PM CST
Could be Caryopteris
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Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 18, 2020 1:04 PM CST
It could also be a type of Boneset, Eupatorium.
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Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Aug 20, 2020 8:19 PM CST
Caryopteris sp. have opposite arrangement of leaves, unlike this plant which has alternate arrangement.

That doesn't help me identify it, though. It does remind me somewhat of Persicaria sp.
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bunnydefluff
Aug 21, 2020 1:24 AM CST
It looks like it is under some kind of water stress or it is normal to be spindly like that? Intriguing.
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