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.
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
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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