My new favorite plant is sweetfern, Comptonia peregrina. (Not actually a fern, but an Angiosperm in order Fagales, which also includes birches, beeches, and walnuts.)
On Tuesday afternoon I came upon large patches of it lining the backcountry dirt road where I was looking for Spruce Grouse*.
The way this plant came by its name, besides the fern-like appearance of its leaves, is that it gives off a wonderful, sweet, spicy smell. You don’t even have to crush the leaves – simply walk through a clump of them, and the action of you brushing against them will be enough to send the aroma rising to your nose.
Apparently sweetfern’s range actually includes Ohio, but I’d never encountered it before moving to the North Woods. Do you have sweetfern where you live?
*I did not find any Spruce Grouse, thanks for asking. I did come across a flock of White-winged Crossbills, though.