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enter image description hereI'm wondering if anyone knows what this plant is growing in my yard in semi-shady areas in the mountain region of Virginia...that is the toe of my tennis shoe for size reference.

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    People will need your location listed above for ID attempts. :) Maybe also add another pic above with your finger or a coin for visual size reference? Wondering what those brown, fallen leaves are from. A tree? A bush? Probably doesn't matter. I'm just curious about the environment that it is growing in. – Diane Apr 4 '18 at 21:50
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    Do it smell of garlic? In any case, I think you should come here again in a few weeks, with larger leaves. – Giacomo Catenazzi Apr 5 '18 at 7:21
  • Giacomo...Garlic mustard? – stormy Apr 6 '18 at 5:52
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    Mary, is that a Nike soft tennis shoe? Almost like a dance shoe? Haven't seen those for awhile. Loved them. – stormy Apr 6 '18 at 5:56
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    Stormy, it's a Reebok Princess from many years ago. – Mary L. Apr 7 '18 at 2:51
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Try Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) - most online images are of course of the flowers and flower stalks, but motherwort has similar rosette of leaves and knobbled leaf surface. https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/motherwort has a picture of leaves emerging in spring.

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