Winter-fat, Eurotia lanata

Eurotia lanata


Flowers & Seeds


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Family: Chenopodiaceae, Goosefoot Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 3' (85 cm) in our area.
Blooms in: Late Summer/Fall
Habitat Preferred: Chalky fields, chapparal
Photo(s) taken at: Tissaw Rd, Cornville, 10/28/99
Bloom Color: Whitish, followed by fluffy masses of seeds
Other Common Names: White Sage (it is not a sage)
Origin: Native
Comments: The plant is excellent browse for deer, sheep, antelope, especially in the winter, hence its name.
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.; Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands, Francis H. Elmore, Southwest Parks and Monuments Assn.
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