Need Weed Id

regine_Z 10 Fl gwJune 21, 2014

A friend of mine asked me to identify this plant that is growing in her brother's yard in Northern Florida. She says it would take over his yard if he let it.
Does anyone have an idea what this is?

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ritaweeda

I haven't a clue but I wouldn't mind having that weed one bit!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 8:24AM
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yacheryl

It's Brillantaisia ulugurica or guianensis -
depends on what site you look at.
They refer to it as a "Giant Salvia"
It can easily grow to 8 foot............cheryl

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 9:07AM
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regine_Z 10 Fl gw

I knew someone here would be able to identify it. Thank you very much Cheryl.

It does look like a neat plant, but I don't need anything that could possibly be invasive.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 1:33PM
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thonotorose

Attractive. Is it scented?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 10:38PM
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