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Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata (Pursh) A. Meeuse & Smit)

Also classified as Krascheninnikovia ceratoides subsp. lanata (Pursh) Heklau.

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Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


This species is sometimes used in landscaping, particularly in native plant gardens and xeriscaping, where it is valued for its longevity, drought-tolerance, and aesthetic appeal, which includes both its evergreen foliage and the fuzzy appearance from its wind-dispersed fruits.

Winterfat | Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) (About This Site)

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