I spotted this peculiar hairy plant while out walking last week.
This was a tough plant to identify! I looked through my field guides multiple times. I ran numerous Internet image searches. Nothing looked exactly like this plant. I was beginning to get frustrated, but I refused to fail, and I did finally solve the mystery. The trick, for me, was to realize that it isn’t a shrub, that those hairy things are not flowers, and that this plant looks quite different when it’s in bloom.
Do you know what this Mystery Flower is? My best guess is in the comments.