Plant Ecoregion Distribution Map (hover for ecoregion names)
Native Habitat: Grassland
Central Great Plains, Chihuahuan Deserts, Cross Timbers, East Central Texas Plains, Edwards Plateau, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, High Plains, Southern Texas Plains, Southwestern Tablelands, Texas Blackland Prairies, Western Gulf Coastal Plain
Deadheading, supplemental summer watering prolong blooming, Or let go to seed to provide food for wildlife
Spring: Thin, divide, and transplant. Hand remove weeds and unwanted seedlings. Summer: Deadhead to prolong blooming. Or leave seed heads to feed wildlife. Winter: Prune dead material down to new growth in late February. Masses of this plant are thought to be able to overpower invasive Bastard Cabbage.
Long blooming if watered moderately; annual or short-lived perennial; reseeds easily. Cultivars & hybrids widely available but may be sterile or not come true from seed. Early nectar for pollinators.
Sand, Loam, Clay, Calcareous, Well Drained, Neutral
Red, Orange, Yellow
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1) Griffith, Bryce, Omernick & Rodgers (2007). Ecoregions of Texas. 2) Wasowski and Wasowski, Native Texas Plants Landscaping Region by Region, 1991, pg. 153. 3) https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=GAPU. 4) https://portal.torcherbaria.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=Gaillardia+pulchella&formsubmit=Search+Terms. 5) http://bonap.net/TDC/Image/Map?taxonType=Species&taxonId=3163&locationType=County&mapType=Normal. 6) https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=37410#null
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