Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)

Blanketflower photograph

Perennial to 2 feet tall. Leaves basal. Stem and leaves rough-hairy. Showy, single, 3 inch flower heads at top of stem. Yellow ray flowers with reddish bases, 3-lobed tips; brownish disk. Similar to ornamental varieties. Dry prairies. Blooms July - August.