Update: It's thistle. Enormous, monstrous thistle.
I found about 6 of these plants on my property, and photos are from
The plants are 4 - 9 feet tall, growing in a wet prairie
Of course, my first thought was "Oh no! Giant Hogweed!"
After some research, I'm not so sure.
It hasn't bloomed and finished developing, yet.
When compared to
Giant Hogweed it seems these leaves are different, and the stems don't have
those telling purple splotches.
What do you guys think?