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A patch of daisy’s made me think of a song.

Gaillardia pulchella (Firewheel) – Gaillardia pulchella (Firewheel, Indian blanket, Indian Blanketflower, or Sundance), is a short-lived perennial or annual flowering plant native to the central United States.

The branching stem of this plant is hairy and upright, growing to 60 cm (2 ft) tall. The leaves are alternate, mostly basal, 4–8 cm long, with edges smooth to coarsely toothed or lobed. The pinwheel, daisy-like inflorescences are 4–6 cm diameter, vividly colored with red, orange and yellow. The central disc florets of the flower head tend to be more red-violet, with the outer ray florets being yellow. In one variety, almost the entire flower is red, with only the barest tips of the pedals touched with yellow. It blooms practically year-round in some areas, but more typically in summer to early fall.

This flower thrives in much of central United States, from northern Mexico to southern Canada. It is the state wildflower of Oklahoma.

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daisys, flowers, blooms, orange, green, burgundy, white, nature

My name is Dawne Dunton, I’ll be honest and say I can’t really call myself an artist or a professional photographer. I’ve never taken a class, I’m purely an amateur that wants to be more. I take photos of just about everything that catches my eye, and I mean everything. Some of my photos may be odd to you, but I like the odd. I hope you enjoy what I see!!

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Very pretty

  • Thank you so much!!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 1 year ago

    lovely:)

  • Thank you Tereza!!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image-love the title…..

  • Thank you!!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

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