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Indian Blanket – Gaillardia pulchella – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Indian Blanket, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/22/2012.) Scientific name is Gaillardia pulchella.  Photo below was taken at the Desoto National Monument, Manatee County, FL , on December 21, 2011.   It  is also known by the common names Indian Blanketflower, and Firewheel .  Go to the Indian Blanket detail page for more photos and information.

Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel - Gaillardia pulchella

Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel - Gaillardia pulchella

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Not in Kansas Anymore, Part Four – De Soto National Monument

On Wednesday, Dec 21, Cindy and I laid low in the morning, and then shortly before noon headed over to an “accidental find” – the De Soto National Monument.  The picture below is appropriate, I think – an Indian Blanket.  The National Monument marks the location where Hernando De Soto came ashore in May of 1539, starting his four year expedition of devastation through what is much of the southeastern United States.

 

Gaillardia pulchella – Indian blanket

Gaillardia pulchella – Indian blanket

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