Berengaria wrote: We cut down two large maple trees early this spring. The ground underneath had been covered for years with thick leaves. The ground was scraped clean with a dozer and this low growing plant appeared and spread over a 15 foot square area during the summer. I don't remember any flowers. It seems to spread by runners. It has a very peculiar musty odor when crushed. It would make a great ground cover on this steep rough area but I want to be sure it isn't poisonous to people or animals.