Blanket Flower (3)

Gaillardia pulchella

Firewheel
Gaillardia pulchella

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Indian Blanket, Gaillardia
Photo taken on: July 27, 2010
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains to montane
Habitat: Dry open areas and slopes

Grows to 2ft with a grayish stem. Leaves are lance-shaped and stiff.

Flora of North America reference.

Gaillardia aristata

Great Blanket Flower
Gaillardia aristata

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Common Gaillardia, Brown-eyed Susan
Photo taken on: July 28, 2008
Location: CO SR 165
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry meadows, roadsides

Grows to 4ft. Disk is dark-red, flowers 3-4" wide, leaves and stems are hairy.

Flora of North America reference.

Gaillardia pinnatifidia

Pinnate-leaf Blanket Flower
Gaillardia pinnatifidia

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Red Dome Blanket Flower
Photo taken on: October 13, 2010
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains to montane
Habitat: Dry meadows and slopes

Grows to 1ft. Petals are three-lobed, leaves are pinnately divided.

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