Native to Asia, kochia- a summer annual broadleaf - was introduced as an ornamental to North America. Today, it infests fields, gardens, roadsides, ditches, and waste areas. It is commonly known as summer cypress, burning bush, and goosefoot. Kochia has a unique seed dispersal method since a mature plant will roll with the wind leaving a trail of offspring in the following growing season. One plant can produce up to 25,000 seeds but they are short lived in the soil. Kochia is one of the very first to emerge early in the spring and can survive harsh soil conditions, including sandy or alkaline soils.