I have an indoor plant that I let rest for about a month this winter and now have started watering and putting it in the bright light to get ready for summer here in the Northeast U.S. I had it in this same pot now for about 2 years. In about another few weeks, I'll set it outside again.

This spring, however this mysterious plant popped up a few weeks ago and I don't know how to identify it. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance. Sueenter image description here

  • Does it have a smell? It reminds me a bit of mugwort, which has a distinctive odor.
    – csk
    Commented May 12, 2021 at 18:14
  • No, it doesn't have a smell to it. It's really getting big now, no flowers or blossoms either. I'm keeping my eye on it for anything in particular I can add to my description and let you all know. thank you!
    – Sue
    Commented May 13, 2021 at 21:14

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The leaf shape, with its deeply cleft lobes is quite typical of the Anemone family, particularly A. virginiana, A. riparia and A. cylindrica which grow wild in NE North America and can propagate from seeds. But really we need flowers to make a positive id.

  • Great, thank for the input. I'm going to transplant it to a pot of it's own and see how it grows and flowers. Nice experiment! I'll let you know! thank you! :)
    – Sue
    Commented Apr 13, 2021 at 16:57

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