It is downy rattlesnake plantain, in the same family as the weeds that grow in your yard with the exception that it is the only plantain that is considered an orchid. Makes a great house plant I dug one for my wife and she potted it. She has had it for a while and it is doing great. They multiply and flourish in pots.
thanks for the info I brought my mom a jack in the pulpit bulb and planted some of the seeds around her flower bed, the info I got on it said the seeds want grow for a couple years, that's why I dug the bulb. I'll get her some of the rattlesnake plantain next time I'm in the woods. come to think of it I took a few cohosh and planted it and they never growed.
Thanks for the ideas guys. Im gonna pot two of them, 1 for the wife and 1 for mom. I dig wild crocus for my mom because they are one of her favorites. I think she would really like rattlesnake plantain as well.