Very large plants massed together with silvery-green leaves and a central flower stalk that towers over head-high with florets of blue that resemble the shape and color of lithodora.
Roadside of Highway 1 along the Sonoma Coast, on top of a sea cliff.
One of the grandest wildflowers I've ever seen, this is apparently a cultivar gone wild & spread. As it doesn't tolerate temps lower than 40 F, we don't see it on the Oregon coast. It is native to Madeira.