I am new to the group and found it while searching this ID so maybe this will be a win/win for me.
Thank you for your time and assistance.
Please help with this plant ID
Is this a shrub? (woody, persistent) or is all the growth soft?
How tall and wide is it?
Where is it growing?
wild or natural area suggesting a native plant or somewhere you might think of an introduced plant, either a desirable garden plant or an introduced weed?
Have you seen any flowers, fruit or any structures that look like they might have held flowers or fruit?
The one that comes to mind is Ruellia brittoniana. Do some research and see if this is even close:
Leaf size, shape, attachement
Does it grow in the area you found the plant
any other details.
I'm not sure if any Ruellia will make it through a WI winter...
Lysimachia may be a possibility.
Lysimachia does not seem to be it.
not sure if this helps but used as an herb to help treated cramps
Well, that definition covers a lot of plants. I dont know this plant, dont have my reference books handy. I looked because the icon resembles tradescantia. No it isnt ruellia or tradescantia. Wrong leaf for ruellia, tho purple is a color commonly associated with colder weather...