Bassia scoparia (L.) Voss
Synonym: Kochia scoparia
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Bassia scoparia A. A. Reznicek

Kochia scoparia of Michigan Flora.

An Asian species, adventive especially along railroads and highways where salt applied in winter favors such plants of saline habitats. A bushy, very narrow-leaved form is frequently cultivated for its ornamental foliage, which turns red in the fall; it occasionally escapes, and was first collected in Michigan in 1917 in Wayne Co. The typical form was not found in the state until later.


Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Eaton County
Ingham County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Menominee County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 6, 2021.