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Krascheninnikovia lanata

Krascheninnikovia lanata

Krascheninnikovia lanata

Krascheninnikovia lanata

Krascheninnikovia lanata. Synonym: Ceratoides lanata. (Winterfat)
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)
formerly Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Semi-desert. Shrublands. Summer.
Canyonlands National Park, April 7, 2004; Hidden Valley Trail, Utah, October 21, 2013; and Big Gypsum Valley, May 10, 2013.

The sage green leaves of Winterfat might at first glance look like those of Sagebrush but a second look shows them to be linear and not lobed.  There is no mistaking the long woolly seed stalks of Winterfat; they are unique and very evident even from far off.  

I. M. Krascheninnikov was a Russian botanist.  "Lanata" means "woolly".  (More biographical information about Krascheninnikov.)

Krascheninnikovia lanata
Krascheninnikovia lanata. Synonym: Ceratoides lanata. (Winterfat)
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)
formerly Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Semi-desert. Shrublands. Summer.
Canyonlands National Park, April 7, 2004.

Krascheninnikovia lanata
Krascheninnikovia lanata. Synonym: Ceratoides lanata. (Winterfat)
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth)
formerly Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Semi-desert. Shrublands. Summer.
Murphy Trail, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, September 27, 2005.

Range map © John Kartesz,
Floristic Synthesis of North America

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Species present and not rare
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Native species, but adventive in state
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Range map for Krascheninnikovia lanata