One small section of the garden is high and dry, receiving full sun during the middle of the day. This is on the edge of the cultivated plantings and is a tiny sliver of the typical Texas Hill Country biome. Because of the amount of sun, it is a perfect place for Indian blanket, or gaillardia, a colorful spring annual that is often seen along highways or in fields. Also called painted daisy and firewheel, the Indian blanket flowers vary from almost all yellow to almost all red, but most show the characteristic outer ring of gold surrounding the red center. Once the flowers are done blooming by early summer, the plants die and the prickly seed heads fall to the ground.
class: Magnoliopsida / order: Asterales / family: Asteraceae / genus: Gaillardia / species: pulchella
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