Gaillardia pinnatifida Torr.
Red dome blanketflower, Yellow gaillardia, Blanket flower
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: GAPI
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-cleft ray flowers surrounding a purplish-red sphere 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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: 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 ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sands or other well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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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:
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
BibliographyBibref 610 - Edible wild plants of the prairie : an ethnobotanical guide (1987) Kindscher, K.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Gaillardia pinnatifida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gaillardia pinnatifida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gaillardia pinnatifida
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-12-02
Research By: TWC Staff