A bee of summer past.
I am not sure what this beautiful flower is. We found it when we were walking along part of the Appalachian Trail along Skyline Drive in the Shenandoahs.
I do know what this one is as I took a photo of its name on a stick right next to it. It is the Common Rose Mallow - Hibiscus Moscheutos - "Lord Baltimore" - Maluaceae (Hibiscus Family) I love it when all plants and flowers are posted so clearly. This one I found at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
Does anyone know what this one is? Added note: This is a CLEOME. Yayyyyy, by jove I think she's got it. Thanks Eve!