Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Gaillardia pulchella Fougeroux
(Indian Blanket, Firewheel)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Gaillardia neomexicana A. Nelson

Gaillardia pulchella is similar to Gaillardia pinnatifida except that Gaillarida pulchella has beautiful red inside the yellow on the rays. Both are herbs that rarely exceed about 50cm in height. They are found along roadsides and in town. Gaillardia pulchella is an annual, while the very similar Gaillardia aristata is a perennial.
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Gaillardia pulchella, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, May 19, 2007

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