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|Genus: Kochia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad. subsp. scoparia
Habit: Annual 20--120 cm. Stem: simple to much-branched, glabrous to spreading-hairy. Leaf: 8--50 mm, 1--6 mm wide, flat, glabrous to appressed-hairy, generally 3--5-veined below middle. Inflorescence: branched spike, short- to densely long-hairy, hairs < to > flowers; flowers 1--7 per axil; hairs generally hiding flowers in immature inflorescence. Flower: calyx glabrous to thinly appressed-hairy, lobe margins generally bristly (glabrous); bisexual flowers with tubercles or wings < 2 mm in fruit.
Ecology: Disturbed places, fields, roadsides; Elevation: < 2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaR, SN, GV, n SnFrB, SCo, SnBr, GB, D; Distribution Outside California: to eastern United States; native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Aug--Nov Note: Immature plants much like Bassia hyssopifolia (Pall.) Kuntze. If recognized taxonomically, a cultivated form with linear to thread-like leaves, short internodes, inflorescence hairs < flowers, rarely escaping in SnJV, SCo (expected elsewhere), assignable to Kochia scoparia subsp. culta (Voss) O. Bolòs & Vigo. Other subspecies in Eurasia.
eFlora Treatment Author: G. Frederic Hrusa & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Kochia californica
Next taxon: Krascheninnikovia
Citation for this treatment: G. Frederic Hrusa & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Kochia scoparia subsp. scoparia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91769, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.