OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY Malvaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 122-03-001:
Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY Malvaceae

 

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


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image of Modiola caroliniana, Carolina Bristlemallow, Bristly-mallow, Carolina Mallow

Keith Bradley    kab_m_caroliniana_0374

April    Richland County    SC

Riverwalk Park

image of Modiola caroliniana, Carolina Bristlemallow, Bristly-mallow, Carolina Mallow

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, Carolina Bristlemallow, Bristly-mallow, Carolina Mallow

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 122-03-001:
Modiola caroliniana   FAMILY Malvaceae

 

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1938

Forb
Perennial

Non-native (probably): South America (the original distribution unclear)

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas, pondshores, edges of brackish marshes; probably adventive in our area from an original native range in South America, per Weakley's Flora

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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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