Scientific Name: Gaillardia pinnatifida
Common Names: Red Dome Blanketflower, Slender Gaillardia, Red Dome Blanket Flower
Growth Habit: Subshrub, Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Upland, Mountain. This wildflower grows in dry, sunny, grassy areas.
Flower Color: Yellow rays and reddish disks
Flowering Season: Spring (late), Summer
Height: To 16 inches (41 cm) tall or more
Description: The flower heads are 1 3/4 inches (4.4 cm) wide and have a fuzzy, domed, red disk ringed by yellow, 3-lobed rays. The seed heads are fuzzy, tan-colored, and ball-shaped. The leaves are linear, grayish green, covered in fine, whitish hairs, and variably pinnately-lobed with at least a few lobed leaves per plant.
Butterfly Plant – The flowers attract butterflies.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Genus: Gaillardia Foug. – blanketflower
Species: Gaillardia pinnatifida Torr. – red dome blanketflower
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