Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


582

Forb
Short-lived perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in sandy flats behind the dunes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gaillardia picta

 

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


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image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

Gill Newberry    gn01_g_pulchella_flower

January        

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

Keith Bradley    kab_g_pulchella_00110

April    Monroe County    FL

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

Keith Bradley    kab_g_pulchella_00116

April    Monroe County    FL

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. drummondi

Keith Bradley    kab_g_pulchella_00124

April    Monroe County    FL

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

Keith Bradley    kab_g_pulchella_00127

April    Monroe County    FL

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

JK Marlow    jkm0309p_02

September    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

JK Marlow    jkm0309p_08

September    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Leaves hairy; narrowly oblanceolate; toothed, pinnately lobed or entire, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

JK Marlow    jkm0111b_19a

November    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Flower color is variable; on some individuals rays may be entirely yellow, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

JK Marlow    jkm161105_106

November    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

JK Marlow    jkm161105_107

November    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

JK Marlow    jkm161105_109

November    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

JK Marlow    jkm161105_111

November    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

image of Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondi

JK Marlow    jkm161105_112

November    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park