A flower that seems to bloom year round is the native blanket flower, Gaillardia pulchella. It has many faces.
A pale face with just the tips of the ray flowers yellow.
The yellow tips getting smaller until.....
finally they disappear.
The ray flowers are deeper with some fused.
More fused flowers until....
all are fused.
Now returning to its roots. The ray flowers tipped with yellow. Always a joy to anticipate.
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