What is this purple-blooming weed/wildflower?
This is a volunteer in an overgrown area that is mostly shade, under a large maple tree. The lot was vacant for decades before, so the soil here is typical eastern forest-floor stuff--- rich with years of decomposed leaves.
The leaves of the flower/weed are long and blade-like, something like a tulip. The flower is on a long stem and is bright purple. It's not unattractive, but I'm not sure if I should nurture it or pluck it.
Please ignore the garlic mustard seedlings; we are in the process of dealing with that infestation.