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Gaillardia pulchella var. pulchella (Indian blanket)
Richardson, Charmaine

Gaillardia pulchella var. pulchella

Gaillardia pulchella Foug. var. pulchella

Indian Blanket, Firewheel

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Gaillardia drummondii, Gaillardia neomexicana, Gaillardia villosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), CAN (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
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: Red , Pink , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , IL , IN , KS , LA , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI
Canada: MB , ON , QC

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-04-13
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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