can you please identify this monster growing in my garden. I moved to this house 8 months ago. This plant has come up from nothing to ten feet in three months. Each leaf is approx 16 inches by 13 inches.
The stem is 6 inches ariund and has very fine hairs. The leaves are green with a reddy vein. Please see photo. I am worried because still growing. Will it attack.
Well week later growth slowed down something may be happening at the top. Will observe from a distance. Thanks again for the leads the two suggestions re sunflower still has the edge.Hopefully we will see.
Well folks many thanks for your help September at last reveals all. A very large sunflower. Many thanks for the accurate identification from two members. I know I am now pushing my luck but does anyone know the species. Its a deep redy/orangy flower. The photo is clear. At present it is 14 feet high and has at least sixteen buds.
- 11 Aug, 2010