Indian blanket

Gaillardia pulchella

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
annual
perennial
biennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
1300
Max elevation:
9000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Gila
Greenlee
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
NA
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
High
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
NOTES:
commonly used in roadside wildflower mixes, reclamation projects
Citations:
Norcini 2002, Bach et al. 2012