Gaillardia aristata

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Scientific Name Gaillardia aristata USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Blanketflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Foothills and montane life zones, open, sunny areas; erect perennial up to 28 inches tall; hairy, rough, oblong basal and stem leaves up to 6 inches long, grayish-green; large composite flower heads up to 3-1/2 inches across with 12 to 18 yellow or yellow-to-red ray florets (petals), each with three deep lobes, dome-shaped brown to maroon center disk. Descr. excerpt from and "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status

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