Scattered among the browns of dead leaves littering the forest floor, we spotted some tiny treasures of late winter...
A perky little violet, either Viola affinis or V. sororia. I wasn't paying attention to the leaves, so I'm not certain which of the two species this flower represents. Treebeard has both species listed in the park's database.
The elusive least trillium, Trillium pusillum var. virginianum.
And the humble little common starwort, Stellaria media.