I have searched and snooped, and I thought I found the name of this beauty once, and now, I cannot find it again. I really hate when I do that. SIGH
SO, what is it?
First two photos taken on May 19, 2013 by Man from Jolly's window when we were driving along the Lost Coast of California. Distance from left coast waters, only a few hundred feet.
Next two photos taken by Moi, on June 7, 2013 at Shore Acres State Park, Coos Bay, Oregon, again within just a few hundred feet of the left coast ocean.
Looks like the bees like it too!
** Thanks to friends Fran and Charley, this has been identified as Red Hot Poker. THANK!! YOU!! Took them all of 3 minutes or less! WOOT!