Gaillardia pulchella

Indian blanket

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   medium, 1 - 2 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   purple - red
  • Native to California:   NO
  • California Range:   coast - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   showy color
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   210,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Gaillardia pulchella

Common Name:Firewheel indian blanket

Gaillardia pulchella, a dicot, is a annual herb that is non-native to California.

US Distribution:introduced
Plant Community(s):escaped cultivar,

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Modoc, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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