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Gaillardia aestivalis (Lanceleaf blanketflower)
Smith, R.W.

Gaillardia aestivalis

Gaillardia aestivalis (Walter) H. Rock

Lanceleaf Blanketflower, Winkler Gaillardia

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Winkler gaillardia grows 1-2 feet tall. The flower heads have 6-10 ray flowers and often 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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flower colors vary. Ray florets pinkish to purple or yellow to cream or white. Discs yellow or purple to brownish or bi-colored.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , KS , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , 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.

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From the National Organizations Directory

According 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


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

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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