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Anoda cristata (Crested anoda)
Bruso, George H.

Anoda cristata

Anoda cristata (L.) Schltdl.

Crested Anoda

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Synonym(s): Anoda acerifolia, Anoda cristata var. brachyantha, Anoda cristata var. digitata, Anoda lavaterioides, Sida cristata

USDA Symbol: ANCR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Hastate , Ovate
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Rounded
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: 'Opal Cup' = lavendar, 'Silver Cup' = white


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NM , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA

Additional resources

USDA: Find Anoda cristata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Anoda cristata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Anoda cristata


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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