@dctrud and from what I’ve been told they die afterward :( it’s like a goodbye song

@paulgatling me neither... Had to look up what it was. came across it on a stroll through the neighborhood today. Though maybe my wife mentioned seeing it before.

As other replies mention... they flower once after several years, then die. Must also grow the stalk crazy fast. I don't recall it being there even a few weeks ago.

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Well that is awesome to capture a photo of! Even cooler to see in person! Not a bad send off gift from the lone star state

@dctrud I had no idea the flower stalks could get that tall. Great to see

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