ⓘ Blanketflower. Gaillardia is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family, Asteraceae, native to North and South America. It was named after Maitre Gaill ..


ⓘ Blanket flower

Gaillardia is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family, Asteraceae, native to North and South America. It was named after Maitre Gaillard de Charentonneau, an 18th-century French magistrate who was an enthusiastic botanist. The common name may refer to the resemblance of the inflorescence to the brightly patterned blankets made by Native Americans, or to the ability of wild taxa to blanket the ground with colonies. Many cultivars have been bred for ornamental use.


1. Description

These are annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, sometimes with rhizomes. The stem is usually branching and erect to a maximum height around 80 centimeters 31.5 inches. The leaves are alternately arranged. Some taxa have only basal leaves. They vary in shape. They are glandular in most species. The inflorescence is a solitary flower head. The head can have 15 or more ray florets, while some taxa lack any ray florets. They can be almost any shade of yellow, orange, red, purplish, brown, white, or bicolored. They are sometimes rolled into a funnel shape. There are many tubular disc florets at the center of the head in a similar range of colors, and usually tipped with hairs. The fruit usually has a pappus of scales.


2. Ecology

Gaillardia species are used as food plants by the caterpillars of some Lepidoptera species, including Schinia bina which has been recorded on G. pulchella, Schinia masoni which feeds exclusively on G. aristata and Schinia volupia which feeds exclusively on G. pulchella.


3. Species

Species include:

  • Gaillardia aestivalis Walter H.Rock – lanceleaf blanketflower southeastern USA
  • Gaillardia megapotamica var. scabiosoides
  • Gaillardia gypsophila B.L.Turner - Coahuila
  • Gaillardia megapotamica Spreng. Baker - Argentina – boton de oro
  • Gaillardia henricksonii B.L.Turner - Coahuila
  • Gaillardia amblyodon J.Gay – maroon blanketflower - Texas
  • Gaillardia comosa A.Gray - northern Mexico
  • Gaillardia aristata Pursh – common gaillardia - Canada, northern + western USA
  • Gaillardia doniana Hook. & Arn. Griseb. - Argentina
  • Gaillardia megapotamica var. radiata San Luis, Argentina
  • Gaillardia arizonica A.Gray – Arizona blanketflower - Sonora, southwestern USA
  • Gaillardia coahuilensis B.L.Turner – bandanna daisy - Coahuila, Texas
  • Gaillardia cabrerae Lihue Calel, Argentina
  • Gaillardia turneri Averett & A.M.Powell - Chihuahua
  • Gaillardia tontalensis San Juan Province, Argentina
  • Gaillardia pulchella Foug. – firewheel - southern + central USA, central Canada, northern Mexico
  • Gaillardia mexicana A.Gray - northeastern Mexico
  • Gaillardia powellii B.L.Turner - Coahuila
  • Gaillardia multiceps Greene – onion blanketflower - Arizona, Texas, New Mexico
  • Gaillardia parryi Greene – Parrys blanketflower - Utah, Arizona
  • Gaillardia pinnatifida Torr. – red dome blanketflower - northern Mexico, western USA
  • Gaillardia serotina Walter H. Rock - southeastern USA
  • Gaillardia spathulata A.Gray – western blanketflower - Utah, Colorado
  • Gaillardia suavis A.Gray & Engelm. Britton & Rusby – perfumeballs - northeastern Mexico, south-central USA


3.1. Species Formerly placed here

  • Helenium amarum Raf. H.Rock var. amarum as G. amara Raf.
  • Tetraneuris acaulis Pursh Greene var. acaulis as G. acaulis Pursh
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