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Alkali

Winterfat


Goosefoot Family : Chenopodiaceae

Latin Name : Krascheninnikovia lanata
(synonym: Ceratoides lanata)
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – good

Remarks :

Other common names, "White-sage", "Feather- sage", "Lamb's tail", and "Roemeria". Deciduous plant, woody towards the base, 1 to 3 feet tall, width 3 feet. Both the stems and the narrow bluish- green leaves of winterfat are covered with white or rust colored, star-shaped hairs, making them look wooly. Flowers April to August, male and female flowers occur on separate plants. From September to December, the flowers turn into plumes of fluffy, cottony, white seed heads that cover the plant. Winterfat is important as a fattening and nutritious winter browse for livestock and wildlife. This drought tolerant plant is adapted to dry sub-alkaline soils of mesas and plains at altitudes of 2,000 to 8,000 feet.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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