#NPOD: Indian Blanket #Nativeplants

Indian Blanket – Native Plant of the Day 12/21/2017
Photo from 12/21/2011.  Location:  Desoto National Monument, Manatee County, FL.
More photos / info at the Gaillardia pulchella detail page.

Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel - Gaillardia pulchella

Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel – Gaillardia pulchella

Also NPOD 02/22/2012, 02/22/2013, 02/22/2014, 11/27/2015, 12/21/2016

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2 thoughts on “#NPOD: Indian Blanket #Nativeplants

    1. Gerry Post author

      Great! At least one Blanketflower species is known in each state. I wonder if what your wife photographed was Gaillardia aristata (Common Blanketflower), which is known in Idaho. It is a very similar plant/flower to Gaillardia pulchella. Perhaps the easiest way to quickly tell the difference is that Gaillardia aristata usually has basal leaves, while the leaves Gaillardia pulchella are all stem leaves. G. aristata is a perennial, while G. pulchella is an annual.

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