Anoda cristata

Spurred Anoda
Anoda cristata

Family: Mallow (Malvaceae)
AKA: Crested Anoda, Violettas
Photo taken on: September 11, 2011
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Disturbed soil

Grows to 2ft with hairy stems and rough arrow-shaped leaves. Pink-purple flowers are less than 1" across with five hairy pointed sepals.arrow

Anoda cristata

 

 

It produces a bristly disc-shaped fruit with 9 to 20 segments. Each segment produces a seed.

Photo taken on: September 11, 2011
Location: Los Alamos, NM

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