Living in the high desert, I'm always impressed when we go somewhere that has lots of greenery and more rain than we do (O.k. I admit I'm pretty much impressed with plant life anywhere). On our trip back to Virginia, the greenery was lush, as they just had lots of rain. The woods were everywhere.
My mother-in-law recognized it as a blossom of the mountain laurel. Here are some more I found later in our trip.
In the woods searching for fairy stones, which are really staurolite crystals with cool shapes, there was lots of green that complimented the very red soil in the area.
We did manage to find a few nice fairy stones, but not as nice as the drawings on the sign.