Modiola caroliniana (L.) G. Don
Carolina bristlemallow, Carolina Modiola
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Synonym(s): Modiola multifida
USDA Symbol: moca
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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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , AZ , 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1016 Collected 2007-05-05 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Modiola caroliniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Modiola caroliniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Modiola caroliniana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff