Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gaillardia Aristrata

These Gaillardia Aristrata photographs were taken in Wheeler County, near Fossil. Very beautiful flowers in the wild. They oftern grow as a single stem. Only in a few places did I see large groups. They grow by the side of the road. I've never seen any in the Condon area alothough I suspect they live somewhere in the Gilliam County area! The red part of the plant is a ball. After the yellow petals fall off the red part turns to seed. These photos were taken earlier in July.

Seed of these plants are available from commercial seed companies. It would be a nice way to replace a lawn.

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