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, 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.
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.