Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Bassia hyssopifolia (Pall.) Kuntz image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Chenopodiaceae
Bassia hyssopifolia (Pall.) Kuntz
fivehorn smotherweed
Bassia: for Ferdinando Bassi (18th century), Italian botanist & Prefect, Bologna Botanical Garden
hyssopifolia: with leaves like Hyssop
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: annual forb, 2"-40" tall, mostly densely hairy
Flower: inflorescence terminal spikes; blooms late summer - early fall
Leaf:alternate, stalkless, lance-like to elliptic or linear, flat, base wedge-shaped
Habitat: salty areas, disturbed areas, roadsides

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Echinopsilon hyssopifolius (Pall.) Moq.
Kochia hyssopifolia (Pall.) Schrad.

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