Winterfat

Genus Ceratoides or Eurotia
Goosefoot Family (Chenopodiaceae)





Winterfat
(Ceratoides lanata)


This is a low shrub -- it grows about two feet tall. It is gray-green in color, and looks even lighter in color because it is covered with fuzzy cottony hairs. It is sometimes called "white sage", even though it is not at all related to sagebrush.
The leaves remain on the plant through most of the winter, making it a good forage for livestock when other plants are scarce.



Winterfat






Government Creek Cove
Boulder Mountain
Wayne County, Utah


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Photographed
by Sandra Bray