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PlantFiles: Snowcup, Spurred Anoda, Wild Cotton
Anoda cristata

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anoda (uh-NO-duh) (Info)
Species: cristata (kris-TAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Anoda lavateroides
Synonym:Sida cristata

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive paizley On Sep 14, 2009, paizley from Placitas, NM wrote:

Plant grows wild but requires water. It doesn't appear to be as hardy as the scarlet globe mallow though they are growing side by side. Without water, the plants are scraggly and small. With water, they grow 3-4 ft tall.

I live in New Mexico, elev. 6500 ft, up against the Sandia Mtns.

Positive angele On Feb 9, 2009, angele wrote:

In my opinion this is a very pretty and dainty flower. I haven't seen it in abundance. Field guides and lists I have seen give it most often the common name of Crested Anoda and I have also seen Spurred Anoda. I have not seen it in cultivation, just in the wild.

Neutral frostweed On Nov 22, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Snowcup, Spurred Anoda, Wild Cotton Anoda cristata is native to Texas and other States.

Neutral Terry On Sep 22, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A tender perennial typically grown as a warm-season annual; they need a long and warm growing season to reach their full potential; don't expect much if you live in an area with a short growing season.

Start seeds indoors as early as possible and set out when danger of frost is past. Sturdy plants will withstand wind and rain, although they're a little sparse.

Anoda is considered a noxious weed in some areas, so use caution when planting or sharing seed with others!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Placitas, New Mexico

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