Gaillardia pulchella (Firewheel, Indian blanket, Indian Blanketflower, or Sundance), is a short-lived perennial or annual flowering plant native to the central United States.  

The branching stem of this plant is hairy and upright, growing to 60 cm (2 ft) tall. The leaves are alternate, mostly basal, 4–8 cm long, with edges smooth to coarsely toothed or lobed. The pinwheel, daisy-like inflorescences are 4–6 cm diameter, vividly colored with red, orange and yellow. The central disc florets of the flower head tend to be more red-violet, with the outer ray florets being yellow. In one variety, almost the entire flower is red, with only the barest tips of the pedals touched with yellow. It blooms practically year-round in some areas, but more typically in summer to early fall. The seed is an achene. 
It is a hardy plant, not picky about soil, though sandy and well-drained are best. It has a high drought tolerance and does best with a dry, hot climate in full sun. Its vibrant colored flowers can be seen carpeting fields and the sides of highways for miles in the summer to late fall. In the garden, the flowers can be removed/deadheaded to promote further blooming. It self-seeds freely. 
(From Wikipedia on 11.5.13)



Auli, Uttarakhand– 15.7.10;  For ID 260810 ET – efloraofindia | Google Groups





Sending photos of Gaillardia pulchella in various colors.
Name :  Gaillardia pulchellaBlanket Flower
Family : Asteraceae
Place  : Ranthambore, Rajasthan
Date   :  16.12.10
Habitat:  Cultivated

– What a beauty… i love these flowers..u know what they have mild fragrance too:):)

Gaillardia pulchella Foug [=G.bicolor Lam.; G.picta D.Don], is a common summer ornamental annual in Pantnagar. It is blooming nowadays.



ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part-I Radiate Heads Gaillardia pulchella: MN4 :  Attachments (2).  1 post by 1 author.
Gaillardia pulchella (BLanket flower)
Place : Dombivli
Date : 4.5.13


Cultivar  ‘Yellow Torch’
Images by Gurcharan Singh (inserted by Gurcharan Singh) 


Asteraceae Fortnight Part 1-Radiate Heads: Gaillardia pulchella ‘Yellow torch’ from Kashmir-GS67 :  Attachments (2).  1 post by 1 author.

Gaillardia pulchella cultivar ‘Yellow torch’ photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir.



Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate heads: Ornamentals- Gaillardia pulchella from KUK- NS 20 : Attachments (6). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This ornamental was shot from Kuruksheta University and from one more nursery near Kausani.. if my id is right, this should be Gaillardia pulchella Foug. ….




Gerbera sp ??. from Mumbai and Munnar.

Can’t be Gerbera as stem leaves are clearly seen. it should be Gaillardia.

Picture 9332 is Gerbera jamesonii; others are Gaillardia pulchella.




Asteraceae Week (Part I – Radiate heads) : :Blanket Flowers :  Attachments (3).  4 posts by 3 authors.
Blanket Flowers 

Gaillardia pulchella…nice pics




Asteraceae Fortnight : Part 1 – Radiate Heads : Gaillardia pulchella : Muscat,Oman : 140513 : AK-42 : Attachments (2).  3 posts by 2 authors.

Gailardia pulchella taken at a public garden in Muscat.

Cultivated, ornamental, garden flowers.
Pictures taken on 30/3/2007.

Very good photographs



shot from Botany department, KU, KurukshetraGaillardia pulchella



SK983 17 FEB-2018 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Leh, India
Altitude: Around 11000 ft.
Date:  19 August 2014
Habit : Cultivated

Please check for Gaillardia species.

I also agree with …. Appears close to images at Gaillardia pulchella

Thank you …! Gaillardia pulchella Foug.

…: I have noticed two insertions in the FoI. Are they both same ? 



Gaillardia from Eco Park Kolkata : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Ornamental herb, probable id – Gaillardia sp. or hybrid.

At eco-park, Kolkata, on 22-01-2020.

Awesome … The Id is correct. I have grown this plant when I was in Chennai.

May be a hybrid of Gaillardia pulchella Foug. as per images and details herein. 


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