Can anyone ID the plant pictured in this album? It was seen earlier today (16th July) in southwest England, growing next to a road, and looks like it was coming under a fence from someone's garden. In case it's relevant, the pictures were taken at about 11 am.

Album flowers.

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Clethra alnifolia I believe it is Clethra (alnifolia). Beautiful shrub!! Let me know if these pictures resonate with you...!!

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  • My clethra alnifolia does not look like the plant in these pictures. It is woody not a soft stem – kevinsky Jul 16 '16 at 22:40
  • Clethra IS a woody perennial/shrub... – stormy Jul 16 '16 at 22:43
  • The stems in the original posters pictures are not woody. I don't think this a clethra – kevinsky Jul 16 '16 at 22:46
  • Hey could be, I usually go by first instincts. I also looked at bottlebrush. Any other ideas? That flower spike is pretty conspicuous and not at all usual. – stormy Jul 16 '16 at 22:49
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    I'm pretty sure it's pokeweed, like Niall says. Thanks for trying though :) – Richard Ward Jul 17 '16 at 15:13

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