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Blanket Flowers

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Gaillardia (pronounced /ɡeɪˈlɑrdiə/), the Blanket flowers, is a genus of drought-tolerant annual and perennial plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae), native to North America. It was named after M. Gaillard de Charentonneau, an 18th-century French magistrate who was a patron of botany. The common name refers to the inflorescence’s resemblance to brightly patterned blankets made by native Americans. Source: Wikipedia. Photo taken in North Logan near 1950 E 1500 N. June 2009. Thanks Tony’s Grove Garden Center for plant identification.

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  1. Brian
    June 23rd, 2009 at 08:29 | #1

    I sold a lot of this when I did nursery work. Interesting facts.

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