In a wooded, shaded area of our property, I found a plant that not there in recent years. The whole plant is maybe 4 inches above the ground. The remarkable aspects are that it's a clump former, may spread by runners under the soil (not yet confimed, but the clumps have appeared in several places), and the leaves are similar in texture to an epimedium, but the stems are thicker. Also, the leaves have a burgundy heart so that it looks green heart at the center, burgundy heart, then green at the outside. They are alternate leaves on the stem. I haven't seen a bloom yet, and it may not.
Any idea what it may be?