You can find this woodland plant primarily in the eastern and some middle states of the U.S. When you can identify it, please leave a comment below. Include the common name, the scientific name and any personal story you may have about the plant.
ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Dwarf crested iris (Iris cristata)
Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Dwarf crested iris (Iris cristata).