Gaillardia pulchella Foug., Mem. Acad. Sci. Paris 1786 5 1788. (Syn: Calonnea pulcherrima Buc’hoz; Gaillardia bicolor Lam.; Gaillardia drummondii (Hook.) DC.; Gaillardia lobata Buckley; Gaillardia neomexicana A.Nelson; Gaillardia picta D.Don; Gaillardia pulchella var. albiflora Cockerell …..; Gaillardia scabrosa Buckley; Gaillardia villosa Rydb.; Galordia alternifolia Raeusch.);
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)
Sending photos of Gaillardia pulchella in various colors.
Name : Gaillardia pulchella – Blanket Flower
Family : Asteraceae
Place : Ranthambore, Rajasthan
Date : 16.12.10
– What a beauty… i love these flowers..u know what they have mild fragrance too:):)
ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part-I Radiate Heads May 1-14: Gaillardia pulchella from Uttarakhand_DSR_9 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
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
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. ….
Asteraceae Week (Part I – Radiate heads) ::Gerbera ?? sp from Mumbai & Munnar ::PKA63 : : Attachments (7). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Gerbera sp ??. from Mumbai and Munnar.
Can’t be Gerbera as stem leaves are clearly seen. it should be Gaillardia.
Asteraceae Week (Part I – Radiate heads) : :Blanket Flowers : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
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
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate Heads (plus misc) : Gaillardia pulchella from KUK-NS 29 : Attachments (7). 1 post by 1 author.
shot from Botany department, KU, Kurukshetra…Gaillardia 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.