Gaillardia pulchella rosering blanket-flower Asteraceae GAPU*; Q, j (Stalter and Lamont 2002);

  

Gaillardia pulchella.en.wikipedia.org

Gaillardia pulchella.en.wikipedia.org. (Accessed 4/2014).

Gaillardia pulchella is an annual or short-lived perennial herb, 10-60cm tall, hairy. 

Leaves alternate, narrow, to 15 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, margin entire to pinnately lobed. 

Flowers purple, tip sometimes yellow, rays 1-2 cm long, disk 1-2.5 cm wide, much like G. aristata

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin:Western US and Mexico. 

Habitat: Dry, sandy soil. Usually escaped from cultivation.