these plants started popping up in the ditch by my fence after a few good heavy rains,,,It reminded me of salvia or skullcap, but the leaves are shaped more like a dandelion and variegated burgandy and green. Im at a loss
your plant is Salvia lyrata, the lyre-leaved sage, in the mint family. It is a native plant, and tends to come up in areas that are somewhat disturbed. It is normally not considered to be invasive, and is a good bee plant.
You can find out more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_lyrata
Thanks for asking!
-Steve Hill [Ph.D.] SCNPS