SOLVED: Mystery plant in western North Carolina

Brevard, NC

I live in Western North Carolina and we have one flower that comes up and spreads every year. My mom and stepdad call it 'purple mountain sunflower', but I can't find a match by that name searching online so I'm pretty sure its just a colloquial name for the plant and would like to know what it *actually* is.

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Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

Clerodendrum bungei

Brevard, NC

That's it! Thank you so much! Now I can finally tell my stepdad that 'purple mountain sunflower' is NOT the name of the plant XD

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