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Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata)
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Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata)

General: Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata) generally is an upright shrub with gray-green, glandular leaves. The leaves are long and narrow, and folded along the midline. The stems are white hairy. The flowers lack petals, but have long, purple stamens. The fruits are covered in long, white hairs.

Winterfat is an uncommon component of shrub communities in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub and lower part of the Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) life zones.

Around Las Vegas, look for winterfat in middle-elevation desert scrub areas such as the Scenic Loop Road in Red Rock Canyon and along roads leading to Mt. Charleston.

Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae).

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Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata)
Leaves long, narrow, folded along the midline, and white hairy
Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata)
Fluffy seeds
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Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata) Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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