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Gaillardia pinnatifida (Red dome blanketflower)
Anderson, Wynn

Gaillardia pinnatifida

Gaillardia pinnatifida Torr.

Red Dome Blanketflower, Yellow Gaillardia, Blanket Flower

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-lobed ray flowers surrounding a purplish-red dome of disk flowers. The yellow rays are purple-veined on their undersides and sometimes fade to pale red near their bases.


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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, south to Jalisco in Mexico
Native Habitat: Mesas; plains; open forests

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sands or other 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.


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

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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:

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 Modified: 2021-03-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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