Definition of kochia in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊkɪə
, ˈkɒtʃɪə/


  • A shrubby Eurasian plant of the goosefoot family, grown for its decorative foliage which turns deep fiery red in the autumn. Also called burning bush, summer cypress.
    • Bassia (formerly Kochia) scoparia, family Chenopodiaceae
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    • This can help control early emerging summer annuals such as kochia if they aren't ALS-resistant.
    • It controls many broadleaf weeds including kochia, both triazine resistant and ALS resistant biotypes.
    • Several weed species, including kochia, Russian thistle, and field sandbur are extremely drought tolerant.


late 19th century: named after Wilhelm D. J. Koch (1771–1849), German botanist.

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