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Marcus, Joseph A.
Modiola caroliniana (L.) G. Don
Carolina bristlemallow, Carolina Modiola
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
, 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
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1016
Collected 2011-05-16 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff