Since it's along the fence line - does your neighbor have flowering plants like torch lilies planted?
It looks like a Japanese Knotweed to me. It's an invasive specie if it is.
The shoots, at least at the stage that you've taken the picture look a lot like some lilies that we have next door. I guess time will tell as to what they develop into.
Interesting, I don't recognize them. Post another pic when it blooms.
The shorter plants in the lower right hand corner are Archangel (Lamium atropurpureum) or purple Henbit.
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You don't have any kids next door named Jack do you?
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@ Rick: I assume they are NOT safe to eat then?
new to me also, interesting to see what they are
japanese knotweed is incredibly invasive, you can't even compost it really. It needs to be burned.
Even burning doesn't work. Doesn't kill the roots. You have to mow it, almost religiously until it just gives up. Or poison the living crap out of it, and anything else that might be nearby. I just mow it.
Had a bunch come in with a load of 'loam'. That crap and a bunch of wild morning glory roots. That 's another one that sucks to eradicate. Must have been ground up in the compost they mixed with that so-called loam.
I can't see the picks with my old browser. Are you sure it's not jack-in-the-pulpit? Or horseweed?
Definitely not Jack in the Pulpit. I raise those. I know what they look like from the time they break ground until they keel over in the fall.
Yeah, I grow Jacks too. The green top all curled up and the read stem are similar to the very tiny thumbnail I can see there. Stupid old computer. Can't update the browser to work better with this forum.
Chris, I don't even try to dig that stuff up. Cutting up the roots is just asking for a bigger mess. We're not even supposed to bag it for the trash pickup. Knotweed, Purple Loosetrife and a couple other noxious weeds I don't remember offhand.