Taxon  Report   4536    
Kochia californica  S. Watson
Mojave red sage,  Rusty molly
Kochia californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Kochia
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Bassia californica

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Kochia americana var. californica
ICPN: Neokochia californica
More information about  Kochia californica
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: Feb 16, 2019).