huge menora type plant??????

earlier in the year when i finally was able to get out to the garden, there were several huge flat rosettes of plants about 15 or 16 inches across, the leaves being flat on the ground and long lancelot with soft sort of crinkles. looked interesting and since we had planted all kinds of seed in the area hoping to get the new ground covered, decided to wait and see what they are. my daughter also has some in her garden.
as time went on, they developed many stalks, like a huge many candled Menora, coming out from the center rosette and the leaves were long and swirled around the stalks with shorter leaves as they near to end of the stalk and a rosette on the tips of the stalks. eventually.. just yesterday, i noticed that the tops of the stalks (candelabras!)elongated and put out what i suppose are buds which look like small upright okras and a couple of bright yellow blooms which resemble many of the mallow family. just two blooms so far, but look like they will bloom up the stalk somewhat like a hollyhock. they are large plants, large leaves, tall,now as tall as 6 feetand spread about 5 feet. funny...i wanted something to fill in a new garden, but never expected anything thing this large. i really think it is probably something the birds brought in. i frequently pray for a surprise! be careful what you pray for! LOL .. the birds have brought me some interesting things, but this is almost too much!
any ideas anyone? if anyone would like a pic i can send it personally. i still have a web sight, but since i moved, i can't remember how to get into it to makecchanges.. i also, some how, lost my ftp software. think i am becoming senile. Seriously. Maybe some day it will come back to me and i will update the site.. <g> Lee H
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Hi Lee Your plant sounds like a Verbascum, probably V. thapsus, technically a weed. aka Wooly Mullein. I have a couple in my dry garden. They are quite spectacular, aren't they? They are biennial and will soon begin to set seed. That's when you will want to cut off the flower stalk that is seedy, or you will have a billion tiny seeds to start new wooly mulleins!! Could also be a moth mullein, V.blattaria, but they are not quite so large. (people are always stopping and asking what that "exotic" plant is! I don't always tell them it's a Weed!) Emilie NorCal
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