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Gaillardia aristata
blanket flower, great flowered gaillardia
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon.

Habitat: Dry, open areas at low to mid-elevations.

Flowers: May-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from a slender taproot, usually with several simple, hairy stems from the base, 2-7 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Leaves narrow, linear-oblong to lance-ovate, up to 15 cm. long and 2.5 cm. wide, entire to coarsely toothed.

Flowers:

Heads solitary or few, on long peduncles, the disk 1.5-3 cm. wide, purple or brownish-purple; involucral bracts pointed, loosely hairy; rays usually 13, 1-3.5 cm. long, yellow but purplish at the base; disk corollas with dense woolly hairs toward the tip, which tend to obscure to pointed lobes; receptacle covered with chaffy bristles that are longer than the achenes; pappus of 6-10 awned scales.

Accepted Name:
Gaillardia aristata Pursh
Publication: Fl. Amer. Sept. 2: 573. 1813.

Synonyms:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Gaillardia aristata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Gaillardia aristata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Gaillardia aristata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Gaillardia aristata photos.

USDA Plants: Gaillardia aristata information.

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