blanket flower

(Gaillardia aristata)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N3N5 - Vulnerable to Secure

S3 - Vulnerable

     
  Minnesota

Special Concern

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

At least the outer half of the ray is yellow or yellow tinged with red.

The achenes are to 3 16 long.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

8 to 28

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Yellow or yellow and purple ray florets, purplish-red disk florets

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
 

Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella var. pulchella) ray florets are purple from the base for at least half of their length. The achenes are much shorter.

 
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry. Prairie. Full sun.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

Early June to mid-August

 
     
 
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Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 28, 29, 72.

 
  8/19/2015      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Asteranae  
 

Order

Asterales (sunflowers, bellflowers, fanflowers, and allies)  
 

Family

Asteraceae (sunflowers, daisies, asters, and allies)  
  Subfamily Asteroideae  
  Supertribe Helianthodae  
  Tribe Helenieae (sneezeweed)  
  Subtribe Gaillardiinae  
  Genus Gaillardia  
       
 

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Synonyms

 
     
       
 

Common Names

 
 

annual gaillardia

blanket flower

common gaillardia

fire-wheel

fire-wheel blanket-flower

gaillardia

great blanket-flower

Indian blanket-flower

rose-ring blanket-flower

rose-ring gaillardia

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Brown-Eyed Susans (Gaillardia aristata) Growing Along the Saint Marys River
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About

Published on Dec 2, 2014

Brown-Eyed Susans, also known as Common Gaillardia, of the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family growing along the St. Marys River in the East Kootenays.

   
       
  Gaillardia aristata conservation
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Susan talks about the conservation benefits of Gaillardia aristata, blanketflower, a perennial wildflower native to North America. Foundation seed will be available for 2012 spring seeding. For more information log onto the PLANTS Web site (http://plants.usda.gov) or contact jim.jacobs@mt.usda.gov

   
       

 

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