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Arizonia blanketflower
Scientific classification
  • Gaillardia crinita Rydb.
  • Gaillardia pedunculata A.Nelson
  • Gaillardia pringlei Rydb.

Gaillardia arizonica, the Arizonia blanketflower, is a species of flowering plant in the sunflower family. It is native to northwestern Mexico (Sonora) and the southwestern United States (Arizona, southern Nevada, southern Utah).

Gaillardia arizonica grows in sandy washes and alluvial deposits in desert regions. It is an annual herb, growing up to 40 cm (16 in) tall, and with leaves mostly crowding around its base. Each flower head is on its own flower stalk up to 35 cm (14 in) long. Each head has 10–16 yellow or orange ray flowers surrounding 40–100 yellow disc flowers.

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