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gail·lar·di·a

 (gə-lär′dē-ə)
n.
Any of several plants of the genus Gaillardia of the composite family, native to the Americas, widely cultivated for their large red, yellow, or bicolored flower heads. Also called blanket flower.

[New Latin Gaillardia, genus name, after Gaillard de Marentonneau, 18th-century French botanist.]

gaillardia

(ɡeɪˈlɑːdɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the North American genus Gaillardia, having ornamental flower heads with yellow or red rays and purple discs: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C19: from New Latin, named after Gaillard de Marentonneau, 18th-century French amateur botanist]

gail•lar•di•a

(geɪˈlɑr di ə)

n.
any composite plant of the genus Gaillardia, with yellow-rayed or red-rayed flower heads.
[1885–90; < New Latin, after Gaillard de Charentonneau, 18th-century French botanical amateur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaillardia - any plant of western America of the genus Gaillardia having hairy leaves and long-stalked flowers in hot vibrant colors from golden yellow and copper to rich burgundygaillardia - any plant of western America of the genus Gaillardia having hairy leaves and long-stalked flowers in hot vibrant colors from golden yellow and copper to rich burgundy
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Gaillardia - genus of western American hairy herbs with showy flowers
blanket flower, fire wheel, fire-wheel, Gaillardia pulchella, Indian blanket - annual of central United States having showy long-stalked yellow flower heads marked with scarlet or purple in the center
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I left the road and went around through a stretch of pasture that was always cropped short in summer, where the gaillardia came up year after year and matted over the ground with the deep, velvety red that is in Bokhara carpets.
Potted plants to be sold at the event will include canna lilies, ginger lilies, Shasta daisies, calla lilies, irises, astilbes, hostas, black-eyed Susans, day lilies, gaillardias and chrysanthemums.
5 Wildflower Honey Bee Flower Mixed, EUR1 from Thompson & Morgan Seeds - contains 19 different varieties, ranging from wallflowers and forget-me-nots to cosmos, gaillardias and corn poppies.
Gaillardias generally grow around 60cm and are useful as fill-plants between shrubs.