Bassia scoparia

ClassificationDicots
FamilyChenopodiaceae
Family (Traditional)Chenopodiaceae
GenusBassia
Species:Bassia scoparia (L.) A. J. Scott
Common NameMexican Fireweed;
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Bassia sieversiana Bassia sieversiana (Pallas) W.A. Weber
Kochia alata Kochia alata Bates
Kochia scoparia Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.
Kochia scoparia var. culta Kochia scoparia var. culta Farw.
Kochia scoparia var. pubescens Kochia scoparia var. pubescens Fenzl
Kochia scoparia var. subvillosa Kochia scoparia var. subvillosa Moq.
Kochia scoparia var. trichophila Kochia scoparia var. trichophila (Stapf) Bailey
Kochia scoparia var. trichophylla Kochia scoparia var. trichophylla
Kochia sieversiana Kochia sieversiana (Pallas) C.A. Mey.
Kochia trichophila Kochia trichophila Stapf
Kochia trichophylla Kochia trichophylla Hort.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Carroll (KY), Greenup (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), McCracken (KY), Pike (KY), Rowan (KY), Davidson (TN), Knox (TN), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, KNK, MDKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1964 - 1989

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100193885 Campbell Kentucky 01 Oct 1982 Ronald L. Jones
4012
EKY
Kochia scoparia
31234100358132 McCracken Kentucky 30 Sep 1982 Raymond Athey
EKY
Kochia scoparia
31234100358124 Pike Kentucky 13 Aug 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
9182
EKY
Kochia scoparia
31234100193877 Campbell Kentucky 01 Oct 1982 Ronald L. Jones
4008
EKY
Kochia scoparia
31973000008992 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Kochia scoparia
31973000008995 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Kochia scoparia
31973000008996 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Kochia scoparia
TENN-V-0090226 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Kochia scoparia
TENN-V-0090225 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Kochia scoparia
TENN-V-0090231 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Kochia scoparia
TENN-V-0090238 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Kochia scoparia
TENN-V-0090237 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Kochia scoparia
TENN-V-0090230 Tennessee
TENN
Kochia scoparia
TENN-V-0090229 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Kochia scoparia
31973000008997 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Kochia scoparia
31973000008993 Carroll Kentucky
KNK
Kochia scoparia
31973000008994 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Kochia scoparia
MDKY00009333 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Kochia scoparia
MDKY00009330 Greenup Kentucky
MDKY
Kochia scoparia
MDKY00009332 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Kochia scoparia
TENN-V-0090227 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Kochia scoparia
TENN-V-0090228 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Kochia scoparia
APSC0087852 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Bassia scoparia
APSC0082880 Jefferson Kentucky 29 Jun 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Bassia scoparia
APSC0076590 Jefferson Kentucky 01 Jan 1989 Max Medley
APSC
Bassia scoparia
APSC0058417 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Bassia scoparia
APSC0069730 Jefferson Kentucky 20 Sep 1985 Max Medley
APSC
Bassia scoparia
APSC0076621 Greenup Kentucky
APSC
Bassia scoparia
APSC0076601 Greenup Kentucky
APSC
Bassia scoparia
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