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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Kochia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Kochia americana S. Watson
Habit: Subshrub 8--40 cm, root-sprouting. Stem: many from base, generally simple, ascending to erect, generally finely white-tomentose, occasionally glabrous in age. Leaf: 5--20 mm, 1--2 mm wide, generally overlapping, +- cylindric to flat, +- fleshy, glabrous to spreading-long-hairy; vein obscure or 1. Inflorescence: flowers 1--3 per axil; bracts 4--15 mm, 0.5--1 mm wide, generally ascending, spreading in age. Flower: calyx lobes generally white-tomentose, wings fan-shaped, in fruit < 2 mm. Fruit: < 4 mm wide.
Ecology: Alkaline soils, flats, dry lake margins; Elevation: 600--2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: GB, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Montana, Texas. Flowering Time: May--Aug
Unabridged Synonyms: Kochia americana var. vestita S. Watson; Kochia vestita (S. Watson) Rydb.; Neokochia americana (S. Watson) G.L. Chu & S.C. Sand.
eFlora Treatment Author: G. Frederic Hrusa & Dieter H. Wilken
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Previous taxon: Kochia
Next taxon: Kochia californica
Citation for this treatment: G. Frederic Hrusa & Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Kochia americana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29939, accessed on January 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 20, 2017.