This is a strange plant that was growing up in the Smoky Mountains. I'm sure I've seen them before since I grew up going there, but when I was younger I didn't pay much attention to the flora like I do now. I'm trying to identify this plant. It reminds me of the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers (that's a link to the 1978 remake which scared me deeply when I was a kid) because of the pods. If anyone knows what it is let me know. Thanks!
While looking up plants I found this one that has a great name!