Gaillardia amblyodon

(Red Gaillardia)


Gaillardia amblyodon, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 7497


Gaillardia amblyodon, Copper Breaks State Park, Hardeman Co. 0317


Gaillardia amblyodon, Along RR 152 west of Llano, Llano Co. 9442


Gaillardia amblyodon, Copper Breaks State Park, Hardeman Co. 0320


Gaillardia amblyodon, Along Hwy 16 south of San Saba. Llano Co. 5806

Scientific Name Gaillardia amblyodon USDA PLANTS Symbol GAAM
Common Name Red Gaillardia, Maroon Blanketflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 37397
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils, open areas; pastures, woodland openings.
Plant: Bushy annual 12 to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Alternate, oblanceolate, oblong, or spatulate stem leaves 3/4 to 2-3/8 inches long; edges smooth or with very small teeth.
Inflorescence: Composite flower heads up to 2 inches across; 10 to 20 dark red rays usually not tipped with yellow, 3-lobed tips; 30 to 60 disk florets, corollas yellow or dark red with purple tips.
Blooming Period: April to July.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, iNaturalist and Flora of North America.
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Texas Status:

Banner photo of Castilleja indivisa and Lupinus ssp. taken along FM 1323 north of Johnson City, Blanco County

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