Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Gaillardia pinnatifida Torrey
(Yellow Blanket Flower, Red-Dome Blanket Flower)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native


Gaillardia pinnatifida is one of two common Gaillardias in the Gila Wilderness. The rays on Gaillardia pinnatifida are yellow and lack the bright red markings of Gaillardia pulchella. Both species have a dome-shaped red disc. The achenes look like comets.
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Gaillardia pinnatifida, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangas Cyn. Road, May 1, 2007

Gaillardia pinnatifida, detail of achenes, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Oct. 12, 2007

Gaillardia pinnatifida, achenes on receptacle, photo Russ Kleinman, Tyrone Park, Nov. 8, 2008

Gaillardia pinnatifida, closeup of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, April 22, 2009

Gaillardia pinnatifida, being pollinated, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, April 30, 2009

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