I'm in North Carolina and a couple of these plants just sprouted in my garden. It is currently about 3 feet tall after at most a month of growing.

Because of the leaves my intuition is these are brussels sprouts.

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flowers leaves

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    I get more of a broccoli vibe from those leaves. But something in that family, yes Apr 22, 2014 at 16:42
  • The small white butterfly is very adept at identifying brassicas, and will lay her eggs on it. Feb 27, 2016 at 20:48

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I'd concur that its a brassica of some sort, present from the birds I expect.

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