Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1938

Forb
Perennial

Non-native (probably): South America (the original distribution unclear)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont

Look for it in lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas, pondshores, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Orange-red
5 sepals united at base
5 petals united at base
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 122-03-001:
Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY Malvaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Bristlemallow, Bristly-mallow, Carolina Mallow


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image of Modiola caroliniana

Keith Bradley    kab_m_caroliniana_0374

April    Richland County    SC

Riverwalk Park

image of Modiola caroliniana

JK Marlow    jkm0305a_35

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Small flowers with brilliant orange-red petals with a blackish-purple base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Modiola caroliniana

JK Marlow    jkm0505d_20

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are palmately divided into 6-7 lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.