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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Kochia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Kochia californica S. Watson
Habit: Perennial herb or subshrub, 20--60 cm, root-sprouting. Stem: 1--few from base, erect, generally branched throughout, densely gray- or brown-puberulent to long-spreading-hairy. Leaf: 3--12 mm, 1--3 mm wide, generally well spaced, generally flat, +- fleshy, +- appressed silky-hairy; vein obscure or 1. Inflorescence: flowers 1--2(5) per axil, bracts generally spreading. Flower: calyx lobes densely short-hairy, wings in fruit +- 1--2 mm. Fruit: < 3 mm wide.
Ecology: Alkaline soils, flats; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SnJV, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: southern Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Sep
Unabridged Synonyms: Kochia americana var. californica (S. Watson) M.E. Jones; Neokochia californica (S. Watson) G.L. Chu & S.C. Sand.
eFlora Treatment Author: G. Frederic Hrusa & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Kochia americana
Next taxon: Kochia scoparia subsp. scoparia
Citation for this treatment: G. Frederic Hrusa & Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Kochia californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29941, accessed on February 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 22, 2017.