Krascheninnikovia lanata (Winterfat)
Strikingly white-gray low shrub
Winterfat gets its name from the fact that it provides a good source of food for wildlife in the winter. It forms a small, dense shrub with whitish-gray leaves. Flowers are not very noticeable, but the fruit growing along the stem are covered with white hairs, making a fluffy wand of white along the upper stems. Normally grows in alkaline soils. Photo by Jim Hanson.
Water: low, can tolerate some extra water