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Blanketflower - Gaillardia aristata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Taprooted perennial. Stems erect, simple or branched, 10–50 cm. Herbage hispid, villous. Leaves basal and alternate, petiolate; blades oblanceolate, 3–12 cm long, entire, dentate or pinnately lobed ca. halfway to the midvein, becoming sessile above. Heads radiate, solitary on peduncles 4–30 cm long; involucre hemispheric, 1–2 cm high; phyllaries ovate to lanceolate, strigose to tomentose, ciliate, spreading; receptacle convex with stiff setae. Ray flowers 12 to 18, sterile, yellow with purple bases; ligules 10–35 mm long, 3-lobed. Disk flowers perfect, 60 to 120, purple-villous at the tip; corolla 5–9 mm long; style appendages elongate, short-hairy. Pappus of 6 to 10 awned scales. Achenes obconic, hirsute at the base, 2–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
YT to MB south to OR, UT, CO, SD and MN (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 128

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