Chloropyron molle ssp. molle: It is a hemi-parasitic plant that gets part of its nutritional needs from host plants including Distichlis spicata, or salt grass, and Salicornia spp., or pickleweed. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)
Chloropyron etymology:: from the roots chloros, meaning "green" or "greenish-yellow," and the roots pyr- or pyros, possibly meaning "divine," "fire," or "grain," of unknown application. The genus Chloropyron was published by Hans Hermann Behr in 1805. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)
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