I suspect this is a weed of some type. The stem is similar to poke weed (but thicker), and does not have the same leave shape or small flowers. I want to pull it out of my garden, but I am interested in what it could be and if it is poisonous.
- This plant has grown from a small cluster of leaves to about 24" tall in about 3 months and now has large single flower blooms on it.
- It has a smooth red color stem that is at least 1/2" in diameter at the base.
- The leaves are thick and leathery, 10 to 12 " long, spade shaped with 5 pointy lobes.
- It you rub the leaves, it has a disgusting sickly sweet smell.