Can you identify this flower?

bee0hioJune 23, 2012

It grows wild in North Carolina, I'm told. I have a friend who is wondering what it is. I think it looks somewhat like a "coneflower", but I'm not sure if they come in this color?

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donna_loomis

Possibly a type of Gazania.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 10:36AM
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donna_loomis

Or Gaillardia.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 10:38AM
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mboston_gw

Yes, I think it is a Gaillardia or Blanket Flower as we call them.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 10:42AM
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tobygirl

Yes, looks like Blanket Flower.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 11:09AM
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bee0hio

Thanks so much!
I did a google images of the Blanket Flower & agree that's what it looks like!

Someone ~always~ has the right answer @ the KT!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 11:22AM
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kayjones

It grows wild here in NW Florida and there are also some that bloom pink and there's a solid yellow one - a patch of them reminds me of a summer sunset, melting on the horizon.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 12:59PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

We have one very similar called Indian blanket, it has yellow on the tips of each petal. I had dug up some on my mother in laws property and planted them in our pasture at our Oklahoma house, it spread and was beautiful. I did the same with the Indian paintbrush wildflowers. The mixture completely spread out across the pasture and was quite the sight.

Soon we started seeing both of them around in other spots near us. The winds and birds were doing a fine job of spreading the seed.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 1:02PM
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Sue_va

Right, Mexican Blanket flower. I've grown them, but never had any as completely red as that. Mine had yellow tips on the petals.

I have pictures...somewhere.

Sue

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 1:09PM
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Sue_va

OOps, RC. Didn't see yours before I posted. Guess I had Indian blankets and didn't know it.

Sue

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 1:13PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

This is a great link, it is Oklahoma based but has lots of wildflowers

Here is a link that might be useful: Wildflowers

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 2:12PM
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gabriell_gw

I know them by the name Blanket Flower,

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 7:12PM
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