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Winterfat - Krascheninnikovia lanata
Other Names:  Ceratoides lanata, Eurotia lanata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Monoecious or dioecious subshrub with stellate-pubescent, long-hairy foliage. Stems erect, to 40 cm, woody only at the base. Leaves short-petiolate, linear, 1–3 cm long with entire margins; smaller leaves in axillary fascicles. Inflorescence axillary clusters of small spikes. Flowers unisexual, apetalous. Male flowers a 4-parted calyx with 4 stamens. Female flowers enclosed in 2 partly united bracts; calyx absent. Fruit enclosed by densely long-hairy bracts, 4–6 mm long with divergent horn-like tips (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT nearly statewide apart from northestern counties; AB to MB south to CA, NM, and TX (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 66

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Habitat
Grasslands, steppe; plains, valleys, often with sagebrush (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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