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Marcus, Joseph A.
Modiola caroliniana (L.) G. Don
Carolina bristlemallow, Carolina Modiola
USDA Symbol: moca
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
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. USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(I)
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1016
Collected 2011-05-16 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff