Thursday, June 10, 2021

Sunshine Vitamin and Indian Blankets in the Baton Rouge Garden – Part 2

Fig 01- When petals drop, the seeds will be in a ball-like

We talked little bit about benefits of sunshine at previous post:

This second part about flowers in the corner. These showy flowers are so attractive. The shape and colors of these flowers are eye-catching.

One of them is Indian Blanket with scientific name is Gaillardia pulchella. This species is included in Asteraceae family. Its common name also known as:

- firewheel
- sundance.

Indian Blanket flowers is native to region of:

- South America
- North America

The exuberant hues also attract the pollinators. They fly and buzz around them.

Butterflies come in the sunny day, meanwhile bees and bumblebees come all day since early morning until late afternoon.

Fig 02- A single Indian Blanket flower

Fig 03- Flowers grow well in the garden

When I see its colors and associated to what it is called, I can imagine the beautiful woven ethnic blanket.

One of them is Navajo textiles, the classic woven with the earth colors, brown to yellow and serrated lightening patterns.

There are tales about this flower, and why people call it Indian Blanket.

The unique one in this Indian Blanket flowers, when the petals drop, the middle of the petal leave texture of tubes in a round shape. It looks like a small ball.

Have you seen Indian Blanket flower?

What do you think?


  1. I want to see this flower in real life. I don't think I have see one yet. So pretty!

  2. Hermosas flores, muy vistosas te mando un beso

  3. I have never seen such beauty, Evi. Art of nature. Insuperable. By design and color. Magic flower.

    The very very big hugest hug!!

  4. I haven't seen this flower before but it's very pretty :) thanks for sharing!

    Hope your week is going well and you have a nice weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue

  5. It's very beautiful and I love its vibrant colour.

  6. Prześliczny kwiat!! Bardzo podobny do kwiatów w ogrodzie mojej mamy :).
    Miłego dnia!:)

  7. This is lovely. I have never heard about it before.

  8. I haven't see this kind of flower, it's beautiful!

  9. For the first time I heard for this flower, but it look so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Es una flor muy bonita. Besos y feliz fin de semana.

  11. I have not seen this flower yet, it is beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend.

  12. I don't believe I've seen Indian Blanket flowers in person before. They are very pretty!

  13. Hello!! what an interesting post. Thanks for sharing.


  14. ¡Hola! Muy interesante el post. Además que las fotos que pusiste, quedaron bellísimas.
    Besos ♥

  15. Hi Evi, these flowers are very beautiful. I saw many of these flowers in Sydney Bothanical Gradens, in Australia.
    Thanks for sharing

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  16. I have never seen this before. Very pretty :)

  17. I have never seen this flower before, it's pretty.

  18. Stunning flower! But then God is the greatest creator and painter of the things to be found in Nature!

  19. I haven't seen this flower either. How are you, Evi?

  20. How beautiful these flowers are, I had never seen them.
    Have a great weekend

  21. esta flor es realmente preciosa, me encanta

  22. Speciali fioriture che ravvvano le ore del giorno
    Un saluto,silvia

  23. Beautiful colours has the indian blanket flower.

  24. We have these in our yard and call them Arizona Sun. It is funny how the same flower can have so many names!


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