Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 2577, Kochia scoparia  


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  Amaranthaceae Kochia scoparia
Photographed 19 Sep 2021.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado

Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.  Common Red Sage.

Denver, Denver County, Colorado. W. Bates Avenue at South Utica Street, dirt strip on W. Bates Avenue, also observed at several houses within 2 blocks, some have been mowed, 13 km. southwest of the GNIS location of Denver, 24 km southeast of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.6627N, 105.0459W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1657 m. Several plants to 1 m. Also here: Chenopodium sp., various horticultural plants.

Tom Schweich 2755. 16-Sep-2021

Coll. No. 2755, 16 Sep 2021, characters observed: Annual, to 1 m., terrestrial, herbaceous, sap clear, not parasitic, not fern-like, without stinging hairs; Stem, with ascending multi-cellular hairs; Leaves, alternate, green, linear, 60 mm. × 6 mm. wide, veins #3 + reticulate, surface, adaxial pubescent, abaxial long silky appressed, margin ciliate, tip acute, no bristle; Inflorescence, bracteate, though some flowers borne singly on the rachis (i.e., not bracted), Bracts, 4 mm. × 1 mm. wide, lanceolate, green, mid-vein green, somewhat obscure, margin long ciliate; Rachis, densely long hairy; Perianth, sepaloid, single whorl, glabrous, not hooked, horizontally winged in fruit; Sepals, #5, fleshy; Stamens, #4; Ovary, enclosing seeds, carpels united; Stigmas, #2; Fruit, not a silicle.

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