Kochia, Kochia scoparia
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Family: Chenopodiaceae, Goosefoot Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 7' (2 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Spring, Early Summer
Habitat Preferred: Disturbed Earth, Fallow fields
Photo(s) taken at: Tavasci Marsh, 8/99
Bloom Color: Green spikes
Other Common Names: Fireweed
Comments: The Kochia patches at Tavasci Marsh and Peck's lake offer excellent habitat for sparrows, which love the dense cover and the seeds, which are profuse and very nourishing.
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