I feel like I should know what this is, but can't identify. Any clues

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  1. Nate Turner

    Nate Turner New Seed

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    I'm in western Pennsylvania. Haven't noticed this guy in years past. Looks familiar, but can't find it in any books or line. Would appreciate suggestions.
     

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  3. Odif

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    Could be Burdock.
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Well, I declare,......I do believe it is Burdock.... Odif is right.......LOL I would git rid of it...
     
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    I don't think it is burdock. maybe a mustard. burdock is now about to flower here and we aren't far from W. PA. burdock has a much more central set of leaves ( a rosette) and those look to be branched. Burdock is also a different color and the stems should be almost fuzzy. not spotted and shiny. I agree with Ware... get rid of it it is a weed. Mustard also has prickly hairs on the back side of the leaf.
     
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  6. Nate Turner

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    I don't think it is burdock either. The leaves look like pigweed, but much bigger. It's not actually on my property, but I check it every few days. I am waiting for it to flower. Still open to suggestions, though.
     
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    not pigweed either.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I should know this one too ... it looks familiar. At first I thought it was Velvetleaf, but I don't think the leaves are right for that. Definitely not burdock or pigweed.
    I know I've seen that here. It's going to drive me crazy until this is figured out!!!
     
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  9. Nate Turner

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    Friends, thanks for your suggestions. It seems the burdock responders were on the right track. I'm 99% sure it is Common Cocklebur. Happened to see a picture on the internet yesterday. These plants haven't flowered, so I will wait to confirm. When they form their little burrs, I'll know.

    I may have another one I need to identify.
     
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