I have had this rogue plant pop up slightly under an overhang near my house. I've checked the net and it LOOKS like a sassafras. I live in the Ottawa Valley and there are NO sassafras growing native here! We presume a bird brought this little "gift" to us.
It is now about three feet tall and has developed what looks like a flower stalk in the middle of the leaf helix. This flower (?) resembles lilac buds. The same sort of formation, but they are an olive green color. Does anyone know anything about this plant?