Annual herb; stems erect, simple to freely branched, 15-60 cm tall, woolly-hairy, often reddish-tinged.
Stem leaves alternate, entire, linear or narrowly lanceolate, 1-4 cm long, without stalks, soft- to woolly-hairy, especially when plants are in flower.
Inflorescence of densely clustered terminal and lateral spikes, with smaller axillary spikes below, greenish; bracts reduced.
Membranous bladders flattened, 2 mm broad with curved, strongly hooked spines; seeds horizontal, flattened.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present over the Summer
Source: The USDA
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Echinopsilon hyssopifolius (Pall.) Moq.
Kochia hyssopifolia (Pall.) Schrad.