Plant Profile

Gaillardia pulchella: Firewheel (Indian Blanket)

Family: Aster, Composite

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Road into park

Bloom Period:

Habitat: Sandy areas, waste areas, roadside


Interesting Facts:

  • Hairy.
  • Approximately 1—2 feet tall with characteristic pinwheel of color.
  • Short lived perennial or annual.
  • Found throughout the United States.
  • NOTE: Not listed as alien anywhere but Virginia Native Species List.