Page author: David Giblin
Bassia scoparia
red belvedere, mock cypress, summer cypress

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia to California, east across U.S. and Canada to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, wastelots, and other dry, distrubed, open areas at low to middle elevations.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Introduced from eastern Europe and southestern Asia

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind, bees


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Accepted Name:
Bassia scoparia (L.) A.J. Scott
Publication: Feddes Repert. 81(2–3): 108. 1978.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Chenopodium scoparium L.
Kochia alata Bates
Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad. [FNA4, HC]
Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad. f. trichophylla (A. Voss) Stapf ex Schinz & Thell.
Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad. ssp. scoparia [FNA4]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Bassia scoparia in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Bassia scoparia checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Bassia scoparia information.

E-Flora BC: Bassia scoparia atlas page.

CalPhotos: Bassia scoparia photos.

USDA Plants: Bassia scoparia information.

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