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Indian Blanket

Oklahoma State Wildflower

Indian blanket wildflower symbol of Oklahoma. Photo by Ken Slade / Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Official State Wildflower of Oklahoma

Oklahoma designated the Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) as the official state wildflower in 1986. Oklahoma also recognizes a state floral emblem (adopted 1893) and a state flower (adopted in 2004). All State Flowers

The Indian blanket is a distinctive, colorful grassland wildflower that tolerates Oklahoma's hot, dry weather (a member of the daisy family). Also called firewheel, the Indian blanket flower is a symbol of Oklahoma's scenic beauty as well as the state's Native American heritage.