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