|The Blanketflower is a
member of the Sunflower Family.
grows to 2 feet in height and has green, oblong leaves to
3 inches in length. The plant typically grows
along roads and in fields and pine forests at at elevations between 3500
- 5500 feet.
Blanketflower is also known as
Firewheel, Indian blanket and gaillardia.
Blanketflower typically blooms between
April - September and produces a dramatic 3 inch diameter
sunflower-like bloom, in which each of the 3 lobed petals are reddish
purple with bright yellow tips.