What is this fast growing plant

Asked July 24, 2016, 2:25 PM EDT

It has alternate (not opposite) leaves with 5 lobes with 2 deep clefts between the 3 center lobes. It is growing behind a pot, by a garden bed. It has already grown at least 3 feet this season and is at least 6 feet tall. Is it a weed? Leaves look like silver maple but are not opposite but alternate, and a little like okra or papaya leaves. Note that the orange flowers in the picture don't belong to it.

Jefferson Parish Louisiana plant identification

1 Response

If you have not been growing Okra then take a look at Aibika or Sweet Hibiscus, Abelmoschus manihot and let me know if it could be your plant. A