Viola hastata /Violet Family
Halberd-leaf Violet has silvery patches on the leaves. It is easy to identify even without the pretty yellow flowers. This is a "stemmed" violet, the flower stem arises from the plant stem instead of the from the roots like the "stemless" violets. The nectar guides are easy to see on this flower. Frozen Head State Park has large numbers of these flowers.
Where seen:Great Smoky Mountains NP, Big South Fork NRRA, Frozen Head SP, Piney River Trail, Ijams Nature Center