Houstonia purpurea ( Bluets - Purple (Woodland Bluets) )

Seen along Kanati Ford and Abrams Falls trails.
These occur as individual plants not as carpets like it short relative Houstonia serpyllifolia

Great Smoky Mt Nat. Pk. - 4/21/2011 - Abrams Falls trail
photos by H & M Ling

Bluets -  Purple (Woodland Bluets)
Bluets -  Purple (Woodland Bluets)