I posted this on "Name that plant!" and so far the only response I got suggested some type of helibore. Thought I'd ask the experts if this could be the case:
Since no one is responding I'll jump in. This forum goes strangly dormant sometime). It does look like a hellebore. One of the orientalis hybrids...but, I want to say it is not...and I am not 100% sure why. Is this a recent picture form this spring or last summer?
Maybe someone of the more knowledgable folks will jump in.
These pictures were taken yesterday and day before yesterday, when I first noticed this odd plant under my gardenia bush. I suspect it's just a weed, but I got curious and wanted an idnetification before I just dig it out. If it turns out to be a beneficial flowering plant I'll leave it to flourish...
thanks for responding!
It's not a hellebore.
Ok Carol grows quite a few. So I think I would have to go with her.
One last question, when did you notice it? Where you are hellebores would be up really early.
It looks like pacyysandra
It doesn't look like any of my hellebores.
Try this spelling: Pachysandra.
I don't know anything about hellebores but it doesn't look like a pachysandra to me... from my experience, the vine tends to run more in a line than "spread" like it appears in this picture. But I'm not an expert on pachysandra either!
I know this is an old post, but I think that plant is Goldenseal. It is a native plant that is harvested for its medicinal properties.
It is not goldenseal either, though I am a big goldenseal fan and grow a good bit of it in the garden. It's a nice hellebore relative and makes neat little colonies. Please compare photos below.
Here is a link that might be useful: Hydrastis canadensis
did you try
Aegopodium podagraria -
Zevenblad : Podagraire, herbe aux goutteux : Ground-elder : Giersch
I googled for the pictures , so just guess