Gaillardia pulchella

Click on the images below to see larger versions.

Scientific Name Gaillardia pulchella USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Indian Blanket, Blanketflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
Click Here
Description Bushy annual 1 to 2 feet tall; oblanceolate leaves 1 to 3-1/2 inches long, with lobed, toothed or smooth edges; brightly-colored red ray flowers tipped with yellow, and yellow-to-deep red disk flowers, blossoms 1-1/4 to 2 inches across. Ubiquitous in the Hill Country. Descr. excerpt from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Note: Below are photos of what seem to be extremely rare white G. pulchella, taken at Emma Long Park near Austin.
Texas Status

© Tom Lebsack 2018