Kochia scoparia

Kochia scoparia_JM DiTomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Bassia scoparia, Bassia sieversiana, Chenopodium scoparia, Kochia alata, Kochia parodii, Kochia sieversiana, Kochia trichophila, Kochia virgata

Common names: kochia; belvedere; belvedere-cypress; fireball; fireweed; Mexican burningbush; mock cypress

Kochia scoparia (kochia) is a summer annual forb/herb (Family Chenopodiaceae) found most commonly on saline soils of California’s Central Valley, southern desert, and coastal growing areas.

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