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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The dried seeds can be ground into a powder then kneaded into seed butter and spread on bread[1].

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Gaillardia pinnatifida.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The plant is used as a diuretic, taken to give relief from painful urination[2][1]. An infusion of the leaves is taken internally, and a poultice applied externally, in the treatment of gout[1].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

Division, with care[3].

Root cuttings in the winter[3].

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Cultivation

Requires a position in full sun, succeeding in any moderately fertile well-drained soil[3]. Performs well in poor soils and copes well with hot dry conditions[3].

This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[3]. Some winter protection, especially in areas experiencing heavy snows, is recommended. Covering the plants with brush wood should be enough[3]. Plants are so prolific and long blooming that they often exhaust themselves and are then short-lived[3].

Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Gaillardia pinnatifida. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Gaillardia pinnatifida.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Gaillardia pinnatifida
Genus
Gaillardia
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.4 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Whiting. A. F. Ethnobotany of the Hopi North Arizona Society of Science and Art (1939-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.53.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    4. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
    5. ? McGregor. R. L. & Barkley. T. M. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas. ISBN 070060295x (1986-00-00)