Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 368. 1882.
Herbs, 1 m. Stems erect, scabridulous and with some glandular-hairs, hairs to 0.2 mm. Leaves: petiole equaling or exceeding blade, shorter upward, scabridulous and with some glandular-hairs, hairs to 0.2 mm; blade concolorous, with purplish blotch along midrib, typically 3-lobed, lobes narrowly linear, reduced upward to simple linear leaves, 3–6 cm, membranous, base cordate to truncate, margins remotely serrate to subentire, apex subacute, surfaces minutely stellate-hairy. Inflorescences solitary flowers or racemes. Pedicels to 8.5 cm. Flowers: calyx 5 mm, lobes with strong midrib, apex acute, densely hairy; petals bluish purple, 5–6 mm, glabrous; staminal column glabrous or nearly so; style 10–11-branched; stigmas glabrous. Schizocarps 6–7 mm diam., stellate-hairy; mericarps 10 or 11, dorsally rounded. Seeds enclosed in endocarp.
Phenology: Flowering late summer.
Habitat: Desert habitats
Elevation: 500–1000 m
Ariz., Mexico (Sinaloa), Mexico (Sonora)
Anoda reticulata has been found only in Pima and Santa Cruz counties.