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Abstract

Bassia (Chenopodiaceae) in North America.

Abstract

A survey of literature and herbarium specimens indicates that two species of Bassia (Chenopodiaceae), both introduced, have become established members of the North American flora. Bassia hirsuta entered the flora of North America around 1900, and has gradually expanded its range along the east coast. Bassia hyssopifolia has spread extensively in western North America since its introduction in Nevada around 1915, and has maintained a limited distribution in the East following its introduction there around 1930.