Indian Blanket, a member of the Sunflower Family
(Asteraceae), grows on prairies, roadsides and sandy fields and blooms in June and July.
It is a branching, hairy plant that grows to 8 - 16 inches and bears a solitary flower on each stalk. The flowers have reddish rays tipped with yellow, surrounding a central disk flower. The flower heads measure from 1 - 3 inches across. The leaves are mostly stalkless and covered with down.
The flower is found from Southeast Virginia south to Georgia, west to Texas (and further west) and north to Minnesota.