Well, I’ve tried taking pictures of a plant for identification purposes with my flipcam before, but while it’s an awesome camera, it isn’t good with closeups.
So we’re gonna try this text-based.
I’m not sure if it’s a wildflower, or a cultivated plant. I am in Northern California. It looks like it may be in the sweetpea family because of its round-lobed leaves and the peculiar purply-blue of the blossom. The whole plant, in fact, has sort of a bluish caste.
The flower is a long cyanomorphic thing, magenta fading to perriwinkle, with blossom proceeding from blossom proceeding from blossom, almost like rattlesnake grass. The flower entire is shaped much like a caterpillar, or a shrimp. The flowers have long white antennae… er, pistils?
It grows fairly close to the ground, maybe a foot tall. No woody stem, i.e., not a bush or shrub.
But wait! My boyfriend has a better cameraphone than I, and here is a picture.