I hadn't thought of that. I'm not really familiar with Lindera benzoin although I bought one at a native plants sale here in Decatur and planted it not far from where this pic was taken. This won't be the first time I've planted a native only to later see others in the area. I don't mind, that's how I learn.
Also, I believe you posted a pic of Halesia diptera in another thread. I've planted one here in Decatur and hope to see blooms on it within the next couple of years. It's another new plant for me. I also planted a Halesia tetraptera at our place in NC.
Someone else I showed the pic to suggested Ilex verticillata and I right now that's what I'm thinking it is. I've planted a couple of those too but it's so nice to see them come up on their own. It's a very nice plant and just in a bend of a path my wife has made.