Gaillardia aestivalis (Walter) H. Rock
Lanceleaf blanketflower, Winkler gaillardia
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: gaae
Winkler gaillardia grows 1-2 feet tall. The flower heads have 6-10 white ray flowers and a yellow center. The ray flowers are tubular at the base but flare out at the top into 3 deeply cut lobes. Leaves are 2-4 inches long, alternate, thick, with soft hair on both sides. Lower leaves are larger than those higher on the stem.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Gaillardia aestivalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gaillardia aestivalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gaillardia aestivalis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff