Kochia americana

Green Molly
Neokochia americana (Kochia americana, Bassia americana)

Family: Amaranth (Amaranthaceae)
AKA: Desert Molly, Gray Molly
Photo taken on: July 28, 2014
Location: Rio Chama, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Desert flats, washes, marshes

Grows to 16" in a shrubby form branching from the base with grayish/whitish green stems. Leaves are about ½" long and narrow. Tiny flowers are very hairy and grow in the leaf-like bracts at the top of the branch.

Flora of North America reference.

Green & Brown Flowers