Gaillardia pulchella

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Scientific Name Gaillardia pulchella USDA PLANTS Symbol
GAPU
Common Name Indian Blanket, Blanketflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
37410
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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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
Native

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