Volunteering prolifically on clay-based soil in sun to partial shade, started blooming early spring. About 12-18″ tall, single bloom stalk, multiple, lily-like flowers. Flowers blue to lavender. Growing among heavy white clover blooms.
this is Salvia lyrata, the lyre-leaved sage. It is a common native and especially likes roadsides. It is in the mint family, Lamiaceae.
Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS