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Modiola caroliniana

Carolina bristlemallow, Carolina Modiola

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Modiola caroliniana (Carolina bristlemallow)
Marcus, Joseph A.
A low creeping perennial with reddish-orange to purple-red flowers on slender stalks in leaf axils.

This widely distributed species, abundant in the South, is often a lawn weed. It has many branches, and roots at the nodes.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AZ , AR , CA , DE , FL , GA , HI , LA , MA , MS , NC , OK , OR , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Distribution: New Jersey and Pennsylvania south to Florida and west to Texas and Oklahoma; also in Oregon, California, and Arizona.
Native Habitat: Lawns, gardens, disturbed sites, and wet areas.

Last Update: 2007-01-01