Blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

blanket flower

blanket flower

blanket flower
late season blanket flower

blanket flower gone to seed
blanket flower gone to seed

blanket flower

blanket flower

Location: Nancy Creek Rd. Kettle Falls Washington
Information: The Blackfoot Indians used the roots of this flower to make a medical tea other than that not much is known except it’s one of the most perfect flower. Especially for those of us are not gifted with a green thumb. It’s very drought friendly, is a native plant to the area and you can plant these lovely flowers in your bed and they will thrive even in the drier summer months.
Identification:
USDA Plant’s Database on Blanket Flower
E-Flora on Blanket Flower

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