Gaillardia aestivalis (Walter) H. Rock - Lanceleaf Blanketflower
Family - Asteraceae
Immature flower head.
Mature flower head.
Flower head with rays.
Flowering - July - November.
Habitat - Sandhills, Turkey Oak Woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found mainly in southern half of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its pubescent stems, alternate leaves, and mainly rayless flower heads. The plant does sometimes have yellowish to reddish ray flowers.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 10, Lee County, AL., 8-25-04, and at Fort Benning, GA., 8-11-05.