Gaillardia x grandiflora   Blanketflower C DD I

Gaillardia x grandiflora

If you find a splendid flower like this the chances are it's a garden escape and this one doesn't usually stray very far from the garden it came from. This was in rough ground not far from habitation where it most likely originated but was competing well with the rough grasses and other wild plants around it.

With its usual inability to cope with the wild competition, this hybrid is only noted from a few sites in England and those are in the south so this is a new site - if it lasts.

Crosby Dunes, Sefton Coast, Lancashire 13th June 2007

Added on 14th January 2008, updated 18th Jnaury 2009, updated 31st March 2010

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