Blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata) is an exceptionally long-blooming perennial. Gaillardia can be almost any shade of yellow, orange, red, purplish, brown, or white; they are often bicolored. The example above was spotted in the Native Plant Garden of Hendricks Park in late October. Regionally, wild blanket flower is most commonly found in Eastern Oregon; it is native to both North and South America. Cultivated varieties are popular flower garden plants.
Fall color in the park.