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Gaillardia pinnatifida

blanket flower (Gaillardia pinnatifida)Gaillardia pinnatifida
Common Names blanket flower
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow, red
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No

The eye-catching combination of burnt red and bright yellow make this an easy flower to spot in desert terrain.

Edwin James collected the first specimen of this plant on the Long Expedition of 1819-1820 and the plant was named by Torrey in 1827.

blanket flower