blanket flower

(Gaillardia aristata)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

 

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N3N5 - Vulnerable to Secure

S3 - Vulnerable

Minnesota

Special Concern

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

 

Habitat

Dry. Prairie. Full sun.

Flowering

Early June to mid-August

     
Flower Color

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

     
Height

8 to 28

     

Identification

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

The achenes are to 3 16 long.

 
Similar
Species

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


Distribution Distribution Map  

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


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Taxonomy

Family:

Asteraceae (aster)

 

Subfamily:

Asteroideae

 

Supertribe:

Helianthodae

 

Tribe:

Helenieae (sneezeweed)

 

Subtribe:

Gaillardiinae

 
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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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.

 
     
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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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