Calflora
Taxon  Report   1060    
Bassia hyssopifolia  (Pall.) Kuntze
Five horn bassia,  Fivehorn smotherweed
Bassia hyssopifolia, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
Cal-IPC rating: Limited
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Observation Search
(912 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: CHENOPODIACEAE  
Genus: Bassia

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Echinopsilon hyssopifolius
PLANTS: Kochia hyssopifolia
More information about  Bassia hyssopifolia

Mono Lake: Gull Nesting Grounds under threat from fivehorn smoth:  L.A. Times: ... the gulls are facing a botanical invader they may not be able to overcome: thickets of invasive weeds that have engulfed most of their breeding grounds.


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2020).