Taxon  Report   4535    
Kochia americana  S. Watson
Green molly,  Red sage
Kochia americana
© 2013 Trent M. Draper
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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
© 2015 Steve Matson
Genus: Kochia
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Shadscale Scrub, wetland-riparian

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

PLANTS accepted name:
Bassia americana

Alternate Names:
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.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).