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Gaillardia arizonica (Arizona blanketflower)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Gaillardia arizonica

Gaillardia arizonica A. Gray

Arizona Blanketflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Gaillardia arizonica var. arizonica, Gaillardia arizonica var. pringlei, Gaillardia pringlei

USDA Symbol: GAAR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Arizona blanket-flower is a 1-2 ft. annual. Its all-yellow flowers lack the purple tinges of other blanket flowers. Flowers occur at the ends of nearly leafless stalks. Leaves, of the lower part of the plant, can be deeply dissected or merely toothed.


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Native Distribution: AZ, s.w. UT & s. NV, south into Sonora in northwestern Mexico
Native Habitat: Lower mesas; desert plains

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-12-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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