Help identifying ivy-like ground cover near home
I found this ground covering plant in a forest near my home in western ny. It sprouts up every spring in the deep shade right off the road, and lives all through summer and dies in late fall. It almost is Ivy like in nature because there is one single "stalk" coming out of the ground, and the leaves branch off of it. I think it is gorgeous and would look great in the permanent shade under my tall pine tree, but i want to identify it before i break out the shovel to make sure its not poisonous or something. That would be my luck. I have touched it and walked through it without any reactions. I was just hoping that Identifying it would help me learn if it will spread on its own and if it is extremely invasive. etc.