Now that firewheels have come up, thanks to yesterday’s photographs of a fasciated one, here’s what a normal flower head of Gaillardia pulchella looks like. You can see why this flower is also known as Indian blanket. This picture is from April 27 of this year in northwest Austin.
You can visit the USDA website for more information about Gaillardia pulchella, including a state-clickable map showing the many places that the species grows.
© 2011 Steven Schwartzman