Krascheninnikovia lanata (Winterfat)
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot)
         
In its vegetative form, Winterfat could be confused with a sage. In fruit, the fluffy white spikes are distinctive. Winterfat is found mostly on dry sites on the plains and foothills.

Vegetation zone:  Plains, Foothills
Time of bloom:  June - August
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers