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Krascheninnikovia lanata  (Pursh) A. Meeuse & A. Smit
Winter fat,   Winterfat
Krascheninnikovia lanata is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Genus: Krascheninnikovia
Family: Chenopodiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCeratoides lanata var. ruinina
PLANTSCeratoides lanata var. subspinosa
JEF + PLANTSCeratoides lanata
PLANTSEurotia lanata var. subspinosa
JEF + PLANTSEurotia lanata
Information about  Krascheninnikovia lanata from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Namesake, Native American Uses: The genus was named for Stepan Krasheninnikov?the early 18th-century Russian botanist and explorer of Siberia and Kamchatka. Native American use Winter fat was a traditional medicinal plant used by many Native American tribes that lived within its large North American range. These tribes used traditional plants to treat a wide variety of ailments and for other benefits.[5] The Zuni people use a poultice of ground root bound with a cotton cloth to treat burns (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/23/2024).