Scientific name: Geum canadense
This is a volunteer. It’s growing happily in a semi-shaded spot in the back yard. I was almost sure it was another invasive or non-native that the previous homeowner planted (or was planted by the birds).
Tip: You can identify it much better when the first leaves start growing in spring – it forms a rosette of striking dark green leaves that hug the ground. My image below doesn’t do it justice because I photographed it in the later stages when it starts to look like a lot of other plants to the novice (like myself).
I would suggest visiting this site to read more about them, and to see a much clearer picture of the basal formation: https://anps.org/2016/01/15/know-your-natives-white-avens/
I’ve seen more of them around the forest – and really excited that one decided our yard was the perfect place to live. I hope it spreads, and crowds out some of the False Strawberry we have.