10 foot Weed

Asked October 8, 2019, 8:02 PM EDT

I have a weed in my yard that is now about 10 feet tall with huge leaves. I was wondering what it is.

Cecil County Maryland plant identification trees

1 Response

Hi - This is a sapling of a princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa). These are non-native trees that are now invasive in some areas of Maryland. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=2783

There is more information about these trees in the following links:
http://mdinvasives.org/iotm/may-2007/
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/paulownia-empress-or-princess-tree

Christa