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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Indian Blanket Flower

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Indian Blanket Flower Marker
Inscription.  Before Oklahoma was inhabited by Europeans, people such as Captain Randolph B. Marcy were sent to explore and collect specimens of plants and animals. Since a map of Oklahoma did not exist at the time, the US government waned to know the source of the Red River. One of the many plants they collected was the Indian blanket. This flower, scientifically known as Gaillardia pulchella, was named for a French botanist. It would later become the state wild flower because it tolerates dry, hot conditions, allowing it to grow all over the state. Have you ever seen this flower? Do you think was a good choice for the state wild flower?
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 35° 29.609′ N, 97° 29.935′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Avenue. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Indian Blanket Flower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Indian Blanket Flower Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation (here, next to this marker); Hackberry Flat (here, next to this marker); Fort Sill (a few steps from this marker); Babbs Switch School Fire (a few steps from this marker); Saurophaganax Maximus (a few steps from this marker); Big Pasture (a few steps from this marker); North Fork of the Red River (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma's Gold Rush (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .  Gaillardia pulchella on Wikipedia. More information about Oklahoma's state wildflower. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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