Gaillardia amblyodon

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Gaillardia amblyodon
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Gaillardia
G. amblyodon
Binomial name
Gaillardia amblyodon

Gaillardia amblyodon, the maroon blanketflower,[2] is a species of flowering plant in the aster family.[3] It has been found only in the state of Texas in the south-central United States.[4]

Gaillardia amblyodon grows in open, sunlit locations on sandy soils. It is an annual herb up to 45 cm (18 in) tall with leafy stems. Each flower head is on its own flower stalk up to 15 cm (5.9 in) long. Each head has 8-12 red or purple (rarely yellow) ray flowers surrounding 30-60 disc flowers (yellow with purple tips). The species appears to be closely related to the more widespread G. pulchella.[5]


  1. ^ Tropicos, Gaillardia amblyodon J. Gay
  2. ^ "Gaillardia amblyodon". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  3. ^ The Plant List, Gaillardia amblyodon J.Gay
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  5. ^ Flora of North America, Gaillardia amblyodon Gay, 1839.

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