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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondii

Beach Blanket-flower

Scientific Name:

Gaillardia pulchella var. drummondii

Genus:

Gaillardia

Species Epithet:

pulchella

Common Name:

Beach Blanket-flower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Brown

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandy flats behind the dunes. Common in the NC coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed, G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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