Gaillardia aestivalis

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Photograph by Lynn Wilhelm.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

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Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri ‘Grape Sensation’ – Winkler’s White Firewheel-Purple selection, JC Raulston Arboretum Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Wilhelm adds, “This cultivar (cultivated variety) is a selection by the Stephen F. Austin State University Mast Arboretum in Nacogdoches, Texas, in honor of the school color. The natural variety is white with a yellow center and is found only in one county in Texas. Gaillardia aestivalis depends on fire to reduce competition in its native habitat (hence the common name).

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Well whaddayknow, it’s me ol’ alma mater. We don’t usually get much mention in the news, other than having an occasional space shuttle fall on us*.

FYI, SFASU sits in the middle of the Piney Woods of east Texas, and is mostly notable for its school of forestry (our mascot is the Lumberjack). Other than that it’s rather unexceptional, to be honest. But the location is quite beautiful.

(*Not to make too much light of that tragedy, but it has been more than a decade, after all.)

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