Big leaves, white flowers. What is it?

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  1. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Photo taken today.

    Suspect that tall plant in yard, one in foreground, and one near house are siblings.

    Temps here (until a week ago) have been much warmer than normal, so late-October blooming may not be typical.

    Pardon lousy photo.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Sorry, can't pardon the photo - we can't see the flowers! Just go up to the plant and take photos of the flowers. If it were here, I would go up close and take photos, and if the owners/residents come out, ask them what it is and how many of them did they actually plant. I guess there are places where one can't do that safely. I do it here pretty often, except on streets that get too much photographer attention because of their flowering trees.
    I would guess burdock, Arctium minus, but I don't know if that's a ridiculous guess.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Definitely not burdock.
    Nicotiana sylvestris?
     
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    Nicotiana tabacum
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    So cultivated tobacco. Wikipedia says it's the most commonly grown species of Nicotiana (though it also says it's thought to be a hybrid).
    @togata57, this is growing near you?
    @Ron B, do people grow this as an annual in the Pacific NW?
     
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    Yes, a few streets away.
    Wonder if my neighbor plans to 'roll his/her own'!

    Thank you, Wendy and Ron.
     
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    I don't specifically
    remember seeing it here
     

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