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Indian blanket

Gaillardia pulchella


Long stemmed flower. Had a large seed head that was reddish or burnt orange in color. We could not find any that had petals. Update: Thank you Brian38 for the i.d.


These flowers were found in a filed next to our school. They can bloom year round, but we see them around here mostly during spring and summer.


One of my students spotted this flower. We were lucky to get such a close photograph of the bee!

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Brian38 a year ago
Indian blanket
Gaillardia pulchella Gaillardia pulchella - Wikipedia

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Thank you to Brian, for the info. and the congratulations on our nomination! Thank you Maria for the kind words. Thank you Project Noah for the nomination! The students will be so excited to hear this wonderful news! It is an honor!

Brian38 a year ago

You're welcome Dawn. Congratulations on your nomination for SOTW.

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Lovely photo of the flower and pollinator!

AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Thank you Brian38 for the information!

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2019
Submitted on Mar 29, 2019

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