Are these first two one and the same flower/plant; if so, what is it, grown on dry, sandy soil?
it’s been years since I’ve seen this plant, a very interesting one. It is Eriogonum tomentosum, wild buckwheat, our only member of a very large genus centered in the Intermountain West area, Utah Nevada and so on. It is local only in the sandhills region, and all of the 3 pictures you sent were of this plant.
Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS