Gaillardia Blanket Flower
Gaillardia, or Blanket Flower, is a Florida native plant, and a wildflower.

I have a butterfly garden, and I planted this flower as a nectar plant. It bloomed in a variety of colors and looks great.

So far, the butterflies completely ignore it.

Bee on Gaillardia, Blanket Flower
A few little bugs, like the bee above, do stop to enjoy a snack on the blanket flowers. At the top of the flower on the left, a tiny flower crab spider is waiting for a bug to visit so it can eat the bug.
When blanket flowers go to seed, they turn into a round scratchy ball. You can dig your fingernail into the ball to separate the seeds. Sprinkle them on the ground for the next batch of blanket flower.
Gaillardia, Blanket Flower
flower crab spider sitting on a blanket flower
Gaillardia, Blanket Flower
Gaillardia, Blanket Flower, gone to seed
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