|Dicotyledon|| Literature for Gaillardia pulchella
Wagner et al. 1990, 1999..
|Asteraceae -- The Sunflower Family||Bibliography|
Common name(s): blanket flower, melekule wai kahuli, waikahuli
|Distribution||Native to North America from Nebraska, Colorado, and Arizona south to Mexico and east to Louisiana and Florida.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kure, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui.|
||Taprooted, glandular villous annual or short lived perennial herbs 1-6 dm tall; stems erect or often decumbent toward base, unbranched or more often branched.
||Leaves oblong to oblanceolate, 2-8 cm long, 0.4-3 cm wide, entire to coarsely toothed or pinnately lobed, sessile and often clasping the stem, sometimes the lowermost tapering to broad petioles.
||Heads on peduncles 5-15 cm long, radiate; receptacle with bristles ca. twice as long as achenes; ray florets 6-10 per head, rays red, tipped with yellow, 12-20 mm long; disk corollas reddish purple above, yellow below, 6-7 mm long.
||Achenes ca. 2 mm long, hirsute at base.
||2n = 34, 36, 68.