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GAILLARDIA FIRE WHEEL, BLANKET FLOWER
Annual, perennial herb. Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate, proximal often petioled, distal sessile; blade entire, toothed, or pinnately lobed. Inflorescence: heads radiate or discoid, 1 or in leafy cyme; peduncle slender, bracts generally 0 or few; involucre hemispheric; phyllaries in 2–3 series, generally reflexed in fruit; receptacle rounded to spheric, ± pitted, epaleate but with stiff awn-like projections. Ray flower: [0] few to many, pistillate or sterile; rays showy, yellow to red or purple, often multicolored, generally deeply 3-lobed. Disk flower: many; corolla yellow to red or purple, generally long-hairy; anther tip narrowly triangular; style tips awl-like, bristly. Fruit: obpyramidal, generally hairy; pappus of 5–10 scales, often awn-tipped.
± 28 species: North America, South America. (Gaillard de Charentonneau, 18th century French botanist) [Strother 2006 FNANM 21:421–426] Several species and hybrids common in cultivation, occasionally escaped in California but probably not established.

Key to Gaillardia

1. Perennial herb; rays wholly yellow or base purple ..... [G. aristata]

1' Annual; rays variously colored, wholly red or purple, red or purple with yellow tips, or multicolored ..... [G. pulchella]

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