Giant Hogweed look-alike?
Spotted this monster along a roadway in a ditch. It's easily 10' tall.
I was thinking some type of wild lettuce but it just doesn't seem to match up. Closest I found was Lactuca Canadensis, but the leaves seem a lot denser coming from the stalk.
The bottom half has either been browsed or pruned so I'm wondering if this is the flowering stalk of Giant Hogweed. There seems to be quite a space where the bottom leaves were, which indicates to me they were spread out pretty far.
Interested in what this is. Thanks