|COMMON NAME:||Bristly mallow|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Modiola caroliniana|
|LIFECYCLE:||Perennial, possible annual|
|FEATURES:||Spreads by stolons. Leaves alternate, simple, with palmate venation and serrate edges. Leaves
with sparse stiff hairs giving leaves a “bristly” feel. On flowering stem leaves become more finely
divided along five main leaf veins. Plant pubescent throughout including flower calyx. Petals
red-orange to pink about 1 cm in diameter. Fruit ring-shaped, flat on top.
|DESCRIPTION:||Common prostrate perennial weed in Southeastern U.S. Common in droughty, closely mown
turfgrass areas as well as ornamental beds.