Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata) is a showy member of the aster family. It can be found in Colorado’s plains to montane zones. Due to its long blooming season and resistance to drought, many varieties of Gaillardia are popular in Xeriscape gardens.

Lion Gulch

Eagle Wind Trail, Rabbit Mountain

Bee gathering pollen from a Blanket Flower
Caribou Ranch

The larvae of the Blanket Flower Moth (Schinia masoni) feed exclusively on Gaillardia aristata.

Blanket Flower Moth
Eagle Wind Trail, Rabbit Mountain

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