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Kochia other than Summer or Mock Cypress

Kochia leaves

     


family

Chenopodiaceae (saltbushes)

status

Kochia (Kochia scoparia, also called Bassia scoparia) is listed as noxious in Class 1 (Local Control Authorities must be notified of its presence and the plant must be eradicated) throughout NSW. It is a highly invasive annual shrub, which snaps off at the ground when mature and blows like a tumbleweed, distributing seeds over a wide area. It has naturalised from a garden escape in Western Australia but has not been recorded in NSW yet. The summer cypress (Kochia scoparia subspecies trichophylla) is exempt from the declaration as noxious. Kochia is on the federal government alert list of 28 environmental weeds which currently have a limited Australian distribution but show considerable weed potential. The complete eradication of these species from Australia is highly desirable.  The photo above was provided by John Dodd (Department of Agriculture, W.A.)

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