A man has accidentally grown what is believed to be theworld's tallest dandelion plantafter his attempt to destroy the gift from a friend inadvertently helped it reach more than 7ft.
The flower has grown by chance in Wayne Daniels' Norfolk garden, and has shown no sign of stopping yet.
When the 48-year-old window cleaner tried to snap it to stunt its growth, the plant began to shoot up further.
Mr Daniels, from Bowthorpe, said: "The funny thing is that it is such a big dandelion and it has just been sitting in this flower pot that a friend gave me.
"I tried to pull it out of the pot and I managed to snap it in half, but I read somewhere that if you cut a plant at a certain stage of growth it actually develops faster so I left it as an experiment.
"Within a couple of days the next thing I know it had shot up and basically had branches coming off it - I had never seen a dandelion like it."
The title for the world's tallest dandelion is currently held by Jo Riding and Joey Fusco from Canada, who managed to grow one measuring 6ft 4in in 2011.
However, by the time it was officially measured by Guinness World Records it had dried out and only reached 5ft 10in.
Mr Daniels is keen to get his dandelion officially measured as soon as possible before it starts to wilt or dry out.
He added: "I'm not a gardener hence why I'm growing a dandelion, it is just luck that it has grown so big as I have done nothing to it over then let it grow."
A Guinness World Records spokesman said: "We invite the claimant to make an application via our website in order for us to be able to ratify the achievement.
"Once the evidence has been submitted, this can take up to 12 weeks to be reviewed."