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Carolina Bristlemallow

Modiola caroliniana


Flowers approximately 0.5 inches in diameter; five salmon-orange petals with deep red-orange band at their base. Flowers open in sunlight; close when overcast. Leaves are simple but palmate, divided into six –seven lobes; arrangement, alternate. Plants grow ‘flush’ with the ground, resembling a groundcover.


Growing beside the road, mainly in areas that were mowed. This plant was growing out onto the pavement.


Member of the Hibiscus family, Malvaceae Also known as Bristly-mallow, Carolina Mallow

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PucaK 2 years ago

Thanks for the nomination!

AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.75, Long: -83.55

Spotted on Apr 25, 2016
Submitted on Apr 26, 2016

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