Anyone know what this is. It looks like a ground cover, it came up after buying a store-bought mulch. In one year it has taken over my garden, the roots are close to the surface. No flowers appear. I live in Ontario canadaenter image description here

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    Ground elder (Aegopodium podagraria) , although I'm not 100%
    – Nic
    Apr 17, 2016 at 21:25
  • @Nic you really should make this an answer.
    – Escoce
    Apr 18, 2016 at 14:28
  • Good luck. The stuff is extremely aggressive. Apr 18, 2016 at 14:50

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As @Nic mentioned in his comment this should be ground elder. One of its dominant optical features is that the number three is the dominant number of leafs and forks it has.
For some more information about the plant click here.

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