Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sunny Summer Flower


This sunny, summer flower is one of many growing behind Dallas Academy, and I know they aren't common here.

Any gardeners know what these are called? I saw some in Texas many years ago, so I imagine they are drought tolerant.

9 comments:

Dorothy said...

Don't know the name but they sure are pretty! Amazing how the color changes abruptly.

Tanya said...

I don't know what it is called but it's gorgeous...like a sunburst. Isn't God amazing?!!

Halcyon said...

I don't know what it is either - but it's pretty!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I call it blanketflower but I know it has several other names. It's botanical name is Gaillardia or Gailardia - not sure of the spelling at the moment. It's such a pretty blossom!

marley said...

Very unusual flower. I like it. Very summery :)

bfarr said...

the common name is Firewheel. One of my favorites.

Keropok Man said...

What a lovely lovely flower!

Sorry I don't know the name either.

Kate said...

The colours certainly complement one another...nature is truly amazing. Love the way the petals are edged.

Rambling Round said...

Thanks, EG.