- any plant of the widely distributed annual genus Kochia, esp K. Scoparia trichophila, grown for its foliage, which turns dark red in the late summer: family ChenopodiaceaeAlso called: burning bush, summer cypress
named after W. D. J. Koch (1771–1849), German botanist
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To-day I noticed the Kochia brevifolia, a little salt-bush, with greenish yellow fruit, edged with pink.
Moquin remarks having seen this enlargement in the pistils of Suæda fruticosa and Kochia scoparia.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
Kochia scoparia (Belvedere or lawn cypress): hardy, graceful green foliage, turning purple in autumn.
Kochia spinosa, and a curious Mathioloid are among the few wild plants to be found about Pushut.
Towards this Royleoid occurs but sparingly, and the first change takes place in the abundance of Salicornia or Kochia.