I'll Give You A Daisy A Day

©Dawne M. Dunton

Myrtle Beach, United States

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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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