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(Plants) any plant of the widely distributed annual genus Kochia, esp K. Scoparia trichophila, grown for its foliage, which turns dark red in the late summer: family Chenopodiaceae. Also called: burning bush or summer cypress
[named after W. D. J. Koch (1771–1849), German botanist]
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Noun1.kochia - summer cypressKochia - summer cypress      
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Bassia scoparia, belvedere, Kochia scoparia, summer cypress, fire bush, fire-bush, burning bush - densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn
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So is exploring the globe for superior plants that could be used as parents for even better forage kochias for the American West.
In the Western United States, a hardy plant called "forage kochia," Kochia prostrata, greens up in spring, remains green and succulent during the heat of summer, and turns reddish in the fall.
Forage kochia (pronounced KO-chuh) can grow to between 1 and 2 feet high on western rangelands.
And a new, taller forage kochia for these and other rangeland grazers is exactly what ARS plant geneticist Blair L.