Not wildflowers you say? Just leaves you say? Come back in August and you'll find these attractive purple leaves are now become Cranefly Orchids.
Tipularia discolor is wonderful in leaving clues for where to look for it in season.
Good thing too, since the flower itself is a lot harder to spot and very neutral in its colors!
Its always a good idea to pay attention to what will bloom in another season.
Chestnut Top Trail GSMNP TN 4/09