I took five pictures you can view here: http://relocategarden.wordpress.com/201 ... -big-weed/ This behemoth is growing in front of my compost pile, it is huge! I like it, but one day my husband will walk by with his weed-wacker and it's all over. I'd like to know what it is and if it has any uses other than reminding me of Jack and the beanstalk! It has smooth leaves that grow straight off the stem and are about a foot long. The backs are smooth and the top leaves have a purple stripe running down the middle on top. No thorns, no fuzz, no flowers. The top looks like a big clump of new leaves. Thanks for any suggestions, I've been googling for days!