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Gaillardia multiceps (Onion blanketflower)
Northington, David K.

Gaillardia multiceps

Gaillardia multiceps Greene

Onion blanketflower, Gyp indian blanket

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: GAMU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This West Texas perennial, usually 12–18 inches tall, has bare flower stems, with the leaves at the base of the plant. It is woody at the base. The ray flowers are yellow and deeply 3–lobed. When they fall, the brownish-red center remains, giving the plant a striking appearance.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AZ , TX

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1207 Collected 2008-08-20 in Culberson County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Gaillardia multiceps in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gaillardia multiceps in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gaillardia multiceps

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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