Anyone know what this is?

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Weed or plant? I usually pull anything that I didn't plant but I seriously just don't know what this is. I'm in Missouri. Any ideas?
q anyone know what this is , gardening
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2016
    By any chance does this produce berries?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2016
    Heres a link that may help you. mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/types/wilflowers-grasses-and other

  • Deverett Deverett on May 15, 2016
    Looks like a hibiscus

  • Irene Irene on May 15, 2016
    Looks like Golden seal

    • Laurie Laurie on May 15, 2016
      @Irene Thanks for your reply. I researched Goldenseal and unfortunately this plant is too tall to fit the bill. Wish it were!

  • Melody Stern Melody Stern on May 15, 2016
    I agree, looks like a mayple leaf Hibiscus,which is deciduous(looses leaves in winter) but time will tell if it blooms or not!

  • Liz Leblanc Liz Leblanc on May 15, 2016
    HI! I think you have a grape vine!! Birds planted it! Wait and see if it makes flower clusters and grapes! Have fun, make your own wine!

  • Elsa Elsa on May 15, 2016
    It's neither a hibiscus nor grape. I have it on the side of my house, (sorry, don't know the name) but leaves have a rough texture and one long stem in the middle, with a pretty purple and white bell-like flower at the very top. Difficult to get rid of. The leaves grow very large and look like rhubarb but not as large. I used one as mold to make a cement stepping stone. Beautiful!

  • G B G B on May 15, 2016
    Take it to the County extension office or send them a photograph.

  • Tess Borgra Tess Borgra on May 15, 2016
    Ill and MO native and I can tell you that it's none of the above and it is a weed. Sorry, I can't be more specific

    • Laurie Laurie on May 15, 2016
      @Tess Borgra I'm thinking you are right. I will give it a couple weeks to do something and if it doesn't I will dig it out.

  • Connie S Connie S on May 15, 2016
    They even have a smart phone app! http://weedid.missouri.edu/

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2016
    This is definitely not a Hibiscus. Hibiscus leaves are not rough in texture.

  • Susie Poston Newton Susie Poston Newton on May 16, 2016
    Poison oak....leaves of three, let it be.

  • Martha Martha on May 16, 2016
    I don't know what this is, but I know poison oak and this isn't poison oak.

  • Sparkles Sparkles on May 16, 2016
    is it stinging nettles? If so it has herbal healing properties. It is NOT poison oak or poison ivy

  • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on May 21, 2016
    It is without a doubt an Astilbe, well-known perennial that grows best in shaded areas. However; if dead wrong then you have what I have, an invasion of goutweed.

    • Elsa Elsa on May 22, 2016
      @Suzette T It is not Astilbe, look at its leaves? The leaves in question are huge. I have this plant in a shaded area, but cannot find a name for it. Mine is flowering right now, flowers come from a thick stalk in the middle, and look like little light-purple bells with white petals underneath. It's quite lovely, actually. I wish I could include the picture I took with iPhone, but unfortunately do not know how to do this... Sigh.