Gaillardia pulchella

Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
Species:Gaillardia pulchella Foug.
Common NameFirewheel; Indian Blanket
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Region of Origin: South America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Purple; Base Flower Color: Red; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Cypsela; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: head; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sexuality: monoecious; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] (State Rank); G4G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Gaillardia bicolor var. drummondii Gaillardia bicolor var. drummondii Hook.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, KNK, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1994 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0234560 Marion Tennessee
Gaillardia pulchella
MTSU021853 Rutherford Tennessee 25 Apr 2012 William Hamilton
Gaillardia pulchella
BEREA025772 Madison Kentucky
Gaillardia pulchella
BEREA025774 Madison Kentucky
Gaillardia pulchella
31973000005607 Campbell Kentucky 19 Oct 1995 Thieret, John
Gaillardia pulchella
TENN-V-0234561 Roane Tennessee
Gaillardia pulchella
BEREA025773 Madison Kentucky
Gaillardia pulchella
31234100270733 Marion Kentucky 18 Jun 1994 M. H. McGuffey
Gaillardia pulchella
UCHT029479 Hamilton Tennessee
Gaillardia pulchella
TENN-V-0234562 Warren Tennessee
Gaillardia pulchella
APSC0025601 Maury Tennessee
Gaillardia pulchella
UOS00923 Franklin Tennessee 18 Aug 2005 Yolande M. Gottfried
Gaillardia pulchella
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