Plant ID forum: Mystery Marsh Plant

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Name: Ada
(Zone 5a)
Sep 21, 2015 9:52 PM CST
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I found this little guy while on a hike yesterday through a cattail marsh in the upper midwest. I can't for the life of me identify it! I am leaning towards a type of Marsh Bellflower, but it doesn't match any of the pictures I find online or in my identification books.
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Sep 22, 2015 4:33 AM CST
It could be this one..
Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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Sep 22, 2015 5:16 AM CST
Ipomoea lacunosa, Pitted Morningglory?
Name: Ada
(Zone 5a)
Sep 22, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Could be, could be. But as I understand it, Field Bindweed grows in drier areas, has longer stems, and grows in dense clusters. Every example of this plant I found was lone. And there was literally a huge pool of stagnant water fifteen feet away.

As for Ipomoea lacunosa, the flower certainly looks similar. But the identification book I have doesn't list my state in the distribution. Also, it says that multiple flowers grow on the same plant, and I had observed only one flower per plant on this mystery species.

Also, thank you so much for the prompt reply and the welcome!
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Name: Ada
(Zone 5a)
Sep 24, 2015 3:32 PM CST
I am starting to doubt this being a Marsh Bellflower. A member of the Morning Glory family seems more likely at this point, though they tend to grow in groups. I am out of ideas!

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