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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Gaillardia pulchella Foug.
Indian blanket
GAPU

Summary
Duration AN, BI, PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit FB, SS   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), L48 (N), AK (I), HI (I), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Crown
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 2.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 7.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 7
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 18
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 160   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 32
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 238144
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Medium
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 10/21/2020 11:16 AM CDT