Is this a giant weed? Or something else?

ferngully_(5)June 18, 2014

I live in zone 5, southern Michigan to be exact. There are three of these large leafed shrub type things growing along the back fence of my property. Super sunny area. At first I thought it might be rhubarb, but the stalks are not red. They could just be a giant weed... but I do not have a clue. Can anyone help?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

yes it is ...

compare with dock ...

do NOT let it go to seed ..

frankly.. anything that grows that fast is suspect.. lol.. dont you think ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:03AM
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sleevendog

Burdock. I've got them. Don't bother me but i have a large farm...no way to control them. Nice flower heads that then form burrs that stick to everything...
You probably have more than a few, so just keep a look out next year as well if you don't want them. Or just let one grow to enjoy the show...but destroy it before it sends out more of itself.

Here is a link that might be useful: burdock

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:25AM
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ferngully_(5)

Yes that is definitely what it is! Thanks for your help, both of you. I'm going to get out there and dig it up right now... I could see some trouble in the future trying to get those burs out of my cat's hair!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 10:13AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

is a BURdock a cold dock???

ken

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 10:27AM
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IanW Zone 5 Ont. Can.

Har...made me chuckle....garden humour...

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 7:55AM
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