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Habit: 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:  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.
Species In Genus: +- 28 species: North America, South America. Etymology: (Gaillard de Charentonneau, 18th century French botanist) Note: Several species and hybrids common in cultivation, occasionally escaped in California but probably not established.
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to GaillardiaPrevious taxon: Flaveria trinervia
Next taxon: Gaillardia aristata
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil 2016. Gaillardia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=442, accessed on February 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 05, 2016.