While visiting my SIL I noticed this bloom from a distance and had to investigate. With the help of my BIL we have identified it as Lupinus villosus--Lady Lupine. It grows specifically in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.
It likes a scrub area with sandy soil, quite drought tolerant I might add, as we are about 8 inches behind in our rainfall for the year. Do you know this plant?
Today I am Thankful for Gail and her bulldog tenacity concerning wild/native plants and flowers and the pollinators that we so desperately need. She certainly has me keeping my mind and eyes open.. :)