Rosering Gaillardia (Gaillardia pulchella)

MAY-AUGUST

Rosering Gaillardia Gaillardia pulchella Faug. (COMPOSITE FAMILY)

Rosering gaillardia is an erect, branched annual 1-2 ft tall with several hirsute, grooved stems from a single base. The alternate leaves are densely hispid above and sparsely long-pubescent below. The lower leaves are oblanceolate or oblong, bluntly-toothed or lobed, and sessile. The upper leaves are lanceolate, entire or wavy-margined, and sessile. The heads are solitary on long peduncles with yellow-tipped, rose-purple, 3-cleft rays. The spherical disk has dark reddish-purple florets and long bristles from the receptacle. The fruit is a densely-hirsute achene. Another common name for this plant is indianblanket.