please see attached photos of a plant, that is growing rapidly near my house. All my friends failed to classify this plant. Can any botanist/biologist help to discover the species of this plant? Thank you in advance! Mysterious plant - photo 1

Mysterious plant - photo 2

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    $\begingroup$ Help us. Where do you live? $\endgroup$ – David Aug 13 '17 at 9:44

It looks like a young Empress Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)

Native to China, it is an invasive species in the USA. looks beautiful when full grown however


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