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Bassia hyssopifolia (Pall.) O. Kuntze


Description from Flora of China

Salsola hyssopifolia Pallas, Reise Russ. Reich. 1: 491. 1771; Echinopsilon hyssopifolius (Pallas) Moquin-Tandon; Kochia hyssopifolia (Pallas) Schrader.

Plants much branched, 20-70 cm tall, densely lanate-villous when young; branches obliquely spreading. Leaf blade oblanceolate to linear, 0.8-2.5 cm × 1-3 mm, densely villous on both surfaces, base attenuate, apex obtuse or acute. Flowers usually 2 or 3 per glomerule, these arranged in dense spikes on upper part of branches. Perianth 5-lobed; segments reflexed at apex; abaxial appendages uncinate, exceeding perianth. Seed horizontal, smooth. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

Saline-alkaline places, meadows, valleys, garbage dumps. Gansu (Zhangye), Xinjiang [Mongolia, Russia (SE European part, SW Siberia); NE Africa, C and SWAsia, SE Europe; naturalized in North America].


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