Gaillardia pulchella Foug.
Firewheel, Indian Blanket, Girasol rojo
Asteraceae (Aster Family)USDA Symbol: GAPU
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
Specimen & Label Data
Fire-wheel, Indian-Bl anket
Location: 1.25 km east of Hwy 281 & 1 block north of Thousand Oaks, corner of Ledge Sage and Ledge View streets.
Habitat: Nearly level, vacant, undisturbed land. Thin, rocky soil. A few Quercus and Diospyros trees.
Description: Dense colnies about .3 m tall. Erect, well branched annual, taprooted. Stems woody near base. Leaves 3-6 cm long, oblanceolate, variously lobed/toothed, sessile to clasping, hisute upper & lower. Inflorescences terminal on 12 cm peduncle. Rays 6-10, 15 mm long; red, tipped with yellow.
Collector: Louise Morrell
Collection Date: May 19, 1993
Specimen number: 2
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0350
Accession Date: May 21, 1993
Accession Number: 28 Annotations: SCXRB