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Carolina Bristlemallow

Modiola caroliniana

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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2 Comments

PucaK
PucaK 4 years ago

Thanks for the nomination!

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 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!

PucaK
Spotted by
PucaK

Georgia, USA

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

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