Bassia prostrata ssp. virescens* ('Immigrant' Forage kochia)

Low-growing (12-15 in.), Immigrant ("ssp. virescens") was released for forage and soil erosion control on rangelands in the Intermountain West due to its longevity, forage production, forage quality, palatability, and competitiveness. (Released 1984, source of ecotype: former USSR)

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Chenopodiaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Subshrub

Native Status: Introduced

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 12-15 in.

Bloom Color: 

Fruit/Seed Color:

Bloom Period: July-September

Annual Precipitation: 6-16 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance:

Elevation: 1,600-7,300 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: Medium

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range:


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 395,000

Seeding Rate: 2-3 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES

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