IPM1007, Revised November 2009
Summer annual broadleaf
Erect annual with alternate, triangular-shaped leaves that are coarsely toothed. Spurred anoda is freely branching from the base and may reach 3-1/2 feet in height. Seedlings generally have one round and one heart-shaped cotyledon with hairs along the margins. Velvetleaf cotyledons are similar, but the first true leaves are not toothed like those of spurred anoda. First true leaves are alternate, triangular-shaped, and hairy along the margins and on both leaf surfaces. Leaf petioles often have stipules at the base. Solitary flowers arise from the leaf axils and are 7 to 12 mm wide with petals that are light blue to lavender in color.
IPM1007, revised November 2009
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