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Asteraceae

Gaillardia suavis (A.Gray & Engelm.) Britton & Rusby

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Species Parent: Gaillardia Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • RAYLESS GAILLARDIA - English, United States of America
  • FRAGRANT GAILLARDIA - English, United States of America
  • GLOBE-FLOWER - English, United States of America
  • PERFUME-BALL - English, United States of America

Morphological Description

Diagnosis: Perennial 30–80 cm tall forming beds from obliquely branching roots; leaves slightly fleshy, oblanceolate or obovate, varying from entire to deeply lobed; disk flowers with heavy, sweet scent; ray flowers with ligules very short or absent, if present orange brownish, inconspicuous; achenes ca. 2.5 mm long; pappus scales ca. 4–5 mm long, with an awn of ca. equal length.

Other

Notes: Sandy or rocky prairies and roadsides; Blackland Prairie w through 2/3 of TX. Apr–May, sporadically later. (suavis: sweet)