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Flaigg, Lillian G.
Gaillardia pinnatifida Torr.
Blanket flower, Red dome blanketflower, Red-dome blanket-flower, Yellow gaillardia
USDA Symbol: GAPI
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AZ , CO , NM , NV , OK , TX , UT Native Distribution:
CO, w. OK & Trans-Pecos & Plains Country of TX, w. to UT, AZ & n. Mex. Native Habitat:
Mesas; plains; open forests USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sands or other well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2008-05-16
Research By: TWC Staff