Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Blanket Flower, Gaillardia, Firewheel, Indian Blanket Flower
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September Greenville County SC
Rays bright reddish-purple, usually yellow-tipped; disk purplish, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Native: south & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Habitat: Prairies, other open habitats, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Rays: Red & Yellow
Disc: Same color as the basal portion of rays
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers sterile
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p345?
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry p081?
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p129
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p298
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p347
- Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses p097