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gaillardia

(gālär`dēə), any plant of the genus Gaillardia of the Asteaceae family (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family), including annual, biennial, and perennial herbs with showy heads of red and/or yellow ray flowers and usually purple disk flowers. In the W United States they grow wild in large quantities (hence the name blanketflower); they are also popular garden flowers. Gaillardias are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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We can always rely on Gaillardias to bring on the hot hues in strong pinks, maroon, red, bronzy-orange and golden yellows.
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