What IS this thing? Settle the argument!
This monstrous... thing has appeared in our garden the last two springs. Last year I ripped it out post haste, only to be told by my husband that it was "one of the bulbs (he) bought from the plant sale". This year I've left it but it has no socially redeeming value so far as I can tell. Husband is still convinced it's going to get pretty; I'm convinced it's either some sort of burdock or skunk weed, or possibly a zombie plant which is going to rise on the night of a full moon and devour our house cats.
We inherited this lovely perennial garden when we bought the house and have been trying our feeble-garden-skilled best to keep it up. I'd like an excuse to rip this thing out asap. What the heck is it?