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Gaillardia aestivalis (Lanceleaf blanketflower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

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 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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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


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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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: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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