Here are photos of a mystery plant growing in my back yard. Please pardon the weeds, as this is an area that just
didn't get any attention this summer. The first one shows the height of these things, and they have to be a good 8'
tall. I'm 5'3" and they tower over my head. The stems are rough to touch, almost like beggar lice. Can anyone ID
them for me? They appear to be some sort of sunflower, but the stems and leaves led me to think they were lilies.
In this one, I pulled one of the stalks down to photo the flower.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Maybe they're just pretty weeds!