Gaillardia aestivalis

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Photograph by Lynn Wilhelm.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

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Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri “Grape Sensation”; common name, Winkler’™s White Firewheel-Purple selection, JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ms. Wilhelm writes, “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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Thanks for posting this Matt. Lynn

Thanks to you for the splendid picture, which has languished far too long in my “Contest” folders.

Oooo. A classic up-sepal shot.

Take a gander at that peduncle.

Daaymm nature u sexy.

Nice job Lynn ;)

(I can’t believe peduncle was already in the spellcheck)

Rikki_Tikki_Taalik said: (I can’t believe peduncle was already in the spellcheck)

Just another way technology is caudal-ing us!

Beautiful sunshade .. but what if it rains…

Marilyn said:

Beautiful sunshade .. but what if it rains…

Not much help there!

lynnwilhelm said:

Marilyn said:

Beautiful sunshade .. but what if it rains…

Not much help there!

One could get a shower cap :)

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