Pachysandra procumbens - Allegheny Spurge
Excellent ground cover for the shade. Has 3 inch ovate shaped leaves that come out bright green and then become darker and mottled later in the season. Flowers appear in the spring but are very inconspicuous; it is more notable for its foliage. Evergreen in warmer climates.
Shade, Rich Soil, Spring, 3-6 in Tall, Ground cover, Zones 5-8