Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Gaillardia aristata Pursh
(Great Blanket Flower)
Gaillardia aristata is mostly a garden escapee in Silver City. It is a very showy
perennial with intense red in the center of the inflorescence and yellow on the periphery.
Gaillardia pulchella looks similar, but is an annual.
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Gaillardia aristata, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, June 6, 2009
Gaillardia aristata, closeup of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, June 6, 2009
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