Taxon  Report   4535 
Kochia americana  S. Watson
Green molly,  Red sage
Kochia americana
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Kochia americana
© 2015 Steve Matson
Kochia americana
© 2013 Trent M. Draper
Kochia americana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Kochia americana
© 2013 Trent M. Draper
Genus: Kochia
Joshua Tree Woodland, Shadscale Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Bassia americana
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ICPN: Kochia americana var. vestita
ICPN: Kochia vestita
ICPN: Neokochia americana
More information about  Kochia americana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 21, 2018).

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