Plant ID forum: Stumped on this plant...

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Name: El
Southern Ontario
Jun 14, 2016 11:02 PM CST
Hey all,
This fellow has popped up in my parents yard. I have seen it before growing in fields and waste space, but am unable to identify it through my own research. It is located in zone 5b based on Canada's plant hardiness zone identifications, located in the Toronto-area of southern Ontario. It is about 1.5-2ft tall, no visible flowers/buds (yet... photo taken June 15). Any help is appreciated, since I don't want to get rid of this guy if it may be any help to pollinators, bees, etc.
Thanks in advance :)
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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Jun 15, 2016 7:43 AM CST

It looks like Rudbeckia triloba

Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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Jun 15, 2016 10:13 AM CST
Welcome. I agree with Janet. The leaves at the top will look different that the leaves in your photo. They will loose the three lobed look. flowering should be near if its 2 feet tall. Pollinators will love it.
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Name: El
Southern Ontario
Jun 15, 2016 10:55 AM CST
Thank you very much, great news! :)
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Jun 16, 2016 7:54 PM CST
Welcome to NGA! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
We're very glad to hear you are concerned & thoughtful of the pollinators. Thumbs up
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