Taxon  Report   4537 
Kochia scoparia  (L.) Schrader
Common red sage,  Mexican fireweed, Summer cypress, Summercypress

Kochia scoparia
© 2006 Erin McDermott
Kochia scoparia
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Kochia scoparia
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Kochia scoparia, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Kochia scoparia
© 2001 CDFA
Genus: Kochia
Subspecies and Varieties:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands: [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
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Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 25, 2015).

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