Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blanket Flower

Gaillardia aristata

Gaillardia, or Blanket Flower, is a genus of drought-tolerant annual and perennial plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae), native to North America and South 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.
from wikipedia


  1. Wow, is it like a desert daisy? African daisy? I will have to look for this genus - so much prettier than our regular daisies (tho they are gorgeous non the less!).

  2. Beautiful. Looks a lot like thistle.

  3. The flower is so beautiful. Did you put this on a blanket too? I had a few printed on a blanket and the results are very nice. You may want to try it because every time I give my relatives with personalized blankets they feel happy about it.

    Photo Blankets


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Lori Lynn