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Seedling and young plants.  Key characteristics: cotyledons are long, thick and hairy.  Stems are often reddish in color.

Vegetative plant.  Key characteristics: leaves are long, lack petioles and are alternate in arrangement.

Kochia around Dairy Lagoon.jpg (30272 bytes)  Kochia in its mature bushy state.jpg (85232 bytes)

Thick stand of mature kochia surrounding a lagoon.                 Closeup.   

Images courtesy of Dr. Gary Lesoing, University Outreach and Extension Regional Agronomist, Richmond, MO.


Seed.  Seed are bluntly pointed and dull brown with a length of approximately 2.0 mm.

Life cycle: summer annual.