Annual Gaillardia (Gaillardia pulchella)
Synonyms: Firewheel | Indian Blanket
An annual with leafy plants that bear daisy-like flowers, to 3 inches across, red tipped with yellow or entirely yellow or red. State flower of Oklahoma. Found across coastal Virginia to Florida, west to New Mexico, north to Colorado, Nebraska and Missouri on open, loose or sandy soil; prairies, fields and woodland openings. Best in full sun, well-drained soils.