Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3848

Forb
Short-lived perennial

Native: south & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, persistent after cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Red & Yellow
Disc: Same color as the basal portion of rays
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gaillardia pulchella var. pulchella   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaillardia pulchella var. pulchella   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-74-001?:
Gaillardia pulchella   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Blanket Flower, Gaillardia, Firewheel, Indian Blanket


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image of Gaillardia pulchella var. pulchella, Common Blanket Flower, Gaillardia, Firewheel, Indian Blanket

JK Marlow    jkm120914_826

September    Greenville County    SC

Rays bright reddish-purple, usually yellow-tipped; disk purplish, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. pulchella, Common Blanket Flower, Gaillardia, Firewheel, Indian Blanket

JK Marlow    jkm120914_828

September    Greenville County    SC