I can't quite capture how they light up the dark understory, but here is one plant caught in a moment of sunshine (Portage River in the background.) Fairy wands of glowing yellow, against the dark leaves. (Solidago that grows in deep shade; fairy wand goldenrod.)
Flowers of Indiangrass, (Sorghastrum nutans).
Various native asters are also in bloom right now, in many shades of purple and blue.