Gaillardia pulchella

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Gaillardia pulchella
Firewheel or Indian Blanket with a Spider at the back.jpg
Indian Blanket
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Gaillardia
Species: G. pulchella
Binomial name
Gaillardia pulchella
Foug., 1788

Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) is a short-lived annual flowering plant native to the central United States. It is easily grown throughout the southeast. The flowers are bright red with a yellow rim and is slightly smaller than Gaillardia aristatabut is very drought tolerant and even salt tolerant, thriving along coastal dunes.