Plant appearing around flower bed

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Date Photo Taken: 05/08/2014
Location: Woodstock GA
Posted By: Dawvet

Notes:

This plant first appeared about 3 years ago in a partial shade flower bed. The specific plant shown has come back in the same spot every year. Have not seen flowers on this specific plant yet I’m seeing a lot of seedlings appear through out flower beds this year. The leafs are serrated(double?), 5 leaves, or it might be 3 with the proximal 2 leaves being bilobed/originating from the same stem.
Thank you for your help.

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    It might be Anemone virginiana…
    http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/savanna/plants/tl_anemone.htm
    Gotta look quick to see it in bloom, but those seedheads linger…

    It also might be Black snakeroot (Sanicula spp.)

    Those seedheads linger also…

    May 9th, 2014 at 9:02 am
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    http://www.walterreeves.com/name-that-plant/what-is-this-25/

    May 9th, 2014 at 9:03 am
  3. Dawgvet Unregistered says:

    Thank you for the replies. Out of the two suggested plants I’m thinking more the anemone than the black snakeroot. The plant has only grown about 2 feet in height each year. I do live in a wooded area and I have multiple seedlings within a 30 foot area of this plant. How long is the bloom time because I have not seen blooms or seed heads on this plant at all. Is it considered invasive because I have seedling sprouting every spring and the area they are sprouting is growing. I would hate to remove it if it is a good plant.

    May 9th, 2014 at 10:15 am
  4. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    They’re both natives…

    I wouldn’t consider either of them invasive, or even aggressive…

    Sometimes, a plant will be a little too successful for the location, and require a bit of thinning.

    I’d keep an eye on them, and watch for flowers, seed heads, until I had a definite id.

    You’ll probably be able to share it with native plant enthusiasts. Pot them up for plant swaps!

    May 10th, 2014 at 7:01 am

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