This plant can typically grow up to 1.5 m (5 ft) height, forming vast clonal colonies from the expanded root system that send up several vertical shoots throughout the growing season. Its stalks are smooth, green, branched, and mostly lack spikes. The leaves are typically dark green, lobed, present many thorns, and can grow up to 20 cm long and about 3 cm wide, their size gradually decreasing in the upper part of the plant.
It is a large annual herbaceous plant native to the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. While this plant can tolerate various types of soils, it habitually prospers on the banks of rivers. However, it can also be found in forests, wetlands, sides of roads, and can even occupy people’s yards or gardens.
Giant Hogweed by Mbdortmund / GFDL 1.2
8. Creeping Thistle
When it matures, paulownia grows into a lovely flowering tree. Yet, during winter, it makes some brown fruits, which many find ugly.
Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a biennial plant original to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and introduced in the US and other countries.
The first thing that can help us to identify this plant is by its velvety leaves. Because of this quality of his, some commonly refer to mullein as “cowboy toilet paper.”
Pokeweed is a perennial weed in the Phytolaccaceae family, native to eastern North America, the Midwest, and the Gulf Coast, as well as to some European and Asian countries.
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