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Blanket Flower, Gaillardia, Kentlands Photowalk IMG 5553

Blanket Flower, Gaillardia, Kentlands Photowalk  IMG 5553

 

This Gaillardia or Blanket Flower was photographed during one of my photowalks through Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878. These are long blooming plants for hot sunny gardens and bloom through much of the summer and early autumn.

This flower is part of the sunflower family and was named after M. Gaillard de Charentonneau, an 18th century French magistrate who was a patron of botany. The common name may refer to the brightly patterned blankets made by native American Indians. In Europe the Blanket Flower may be said to be named for the colors of Mexican blankets.

 

Gaillardia, Blanket Flower, Kentlands Photowalk, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Blanket Flower, Gaillardia, Kentlands Photowalk,

Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5553
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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