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Native plant ID?

I transplanted these two flowers growing wild from the local prairie. I really like the colors. I'm trying to cover a spot in the back yard where some bushes used to be. The right looks like a cone flower? The left I'm not sure at all but love the deep red on vibrant yellow.
Also are they perennials?

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Re: Native plant ID?

The red and yellow one is blanket flower, Gaillardia. There's lots of yellow daisy like flowers. Yours might be helenium or brown-eyed susan or I don't know. They would both be perennial.
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Re: Native plant ID?

I'm not so sure the yellow one is black eyed susan. The one(upper left)is black eyed susan that I transplanted last fall and the leaves aren't the same. Either way it's nice to know they're perennials. I looked around this spring to find some nice flowers to fill in that spot but not many I like grow in mostly shade and I hope these do ok in the shade, we shall see.
Thanks for your knowledge.

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Re: Native plant ID?

I never suggested black eyed susan. I said perhaps brown eyed susan or perhaps helenium or perhaps ???

brown eyed susan:
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black eyed susan:
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different plants, though both rudbeckias.

It's hard to find a typical picture of helenium, they come in so many different colors and shapes, including some that look quite a bit like your blanket flowers.

But as I said, there's lots of yellow daisy like flowers. Perhaps someone else will be able to pin that one down better than I have.
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Re: Native plant ID?

I've had black eyed susan on my mind since last fall, my mistake.
I planted some seeds this spring but only a couple germinated. I'll have to buy some later this summer when the local green house has them. They're beautiful!!

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