Plant Identification

We have a plant / flower that grown and we have no idea what it is?

Zone BH22 0EN | Anonymous added on October 18, 2019 | Answered

It has fennel type leaves but is the size of a 6 foot Christmas tree with flower buds just appearing now. The stem is round and sturdy and the is no bulb at the base.

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Answered on October 19, 2019

The thing that concerns me is its similarity to very poisonous plants like poisonous hemlock and fine-leaved dropwort. I would take it to a local nursery or contact a university with a horticlutre department and try to get it positively identified. It could be fennel, but I'd be sure. Look over the fence in the neighbor's yard and see if you see anything similar growing.

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