Native Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Search native plant database:

Gaillardia pinnatifida (Blanket flower)
Flaigg, Lillian G.

Gaillardia pinnatifida

Gaillardia pinnatifida Torr.

Blanket flower, Red dome blanketflower, Red-dome blanket-flower, Yellow gaillardia

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Red-dome blanket-flower or yellow gaillardia is a slender-stalked perennial, reaching an unbranched height of 2 ft. Pinnately divided leaves grow on the lower portion of the plant. The flower heads are up to 2 in. across and made up of yellow, three-cleft ray flowers surrounding a purplish-red sphere of disk flowers. The yellow rays are purple-veined on their undersides and sometimes fade to pale red near their bases.


Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CO , NM , NV , OK , TX , UT
Native Distribution: CO, w. OK & Trans-Pecos & Plains Country of TX, w. to UT, AZ & n. Mex.
Native Habitat: Mesas; plains; open forests

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sands or other well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Find Seed or Plants

Order seed of this species from Native American Seed and help support the Wildflower Center.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Additional resources

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


Record Last Modified: 2008-05-16
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back