Link to Wikipedia, Bassia - "...Bassia is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. They are distributed in the western Mediterranean to eastern Asia. Some occur outside their native ranges as introduced species...."
 Link to USDA Plants, Profile for Bassia All. Subordinate taxa include:
hairy smotherweed Bassia hirsuta (L.) Asch.
fivehorn smotherweed Bassia hyssopifolia (Pall.) Kuntz
forage kochia Bassia prostrata (L.) A.J. Scott
burningbush Bassia scoparia (L.) A.J. Scott