I've had a difficult time identifying this plant.* I'm wondering if you dug this from the wild or from someone's garden.* If you dug it from the wild, I hope you had permission as digging plants from the wild without permission of the land owner or from public land is a real 'no, no'.
I see what appears to be some type of wet gel on top of the soil.* Is that something you put there or could it be some type of wet clay?* Could this be a bog plant?* Also, when was it dug and when was the photo taken?* I ask because it would be very cold in Kentucky now and most plants would be dormant.* Is it possible that the plant went dormant and sprouted because it's been in a warm place?
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.