Found these coming up quickly in my yard and not sure what they are. I live in Northeast Ohio. Stem starts out red then turns green.

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  • Few more closeup pictures of the leaves, stem etc along with the location would help..
    – Spectra
    Apr 25, 2022 at 18:10
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    – Stephie
    Apr 25, 2022 at 20:16
  • I would venture to suggest emerging peony stems.
    – kreemoweet
    Apr 27, 2022 at 6:10

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Looks like it could be peony, at a glance. Depending on how happy it is or isn't you might get some impressive flowers, or just foliage. Red start going green and general shape look correct based on mine. They will generally benefit from some support, especially if they are happy enough to bud and flower. Also, don't go nuts killing harmless (perhaps even helpful) ants on the buds.

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