Taxon  Report   4537 
Kochia scoparia  (L.) Schrader
Common red sage,  Mexican fireweed, Summer cypress, Summercypress
Kochia scoparia
© 2006 Erin McDermott
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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. Cal-IPC rating: moderate

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Kochia scoparia
© 2001 CDFA
Genus: Kochia
Subspecies and Varieties:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Bassia scoparia
More information about  Kochia scoparia
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

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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: Feb 21, 2018).

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