Modiola caroliniana (Carolina Bristlemallow)

Modiola caroliniana, or Carolina Bristlemallow, is a beautiful wildflower in the southeastern United States. It belongs to the Malvaceae family and has many common names including Carolina Modiola. This flower can be found in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida Georgia Louisiana Massachusetts Mississippi North Carolina Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas, and Hawaii where it was introduced to.

This flower is known for its stunning appearance with five petals ranging from white to pinkish-purple depending on the time of year. Its leaves are usually green but may have a hint of red or yellow at times as well. The center of this flower contains anthers and stamens which hold pollen for pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Modiola caroliniana Information

Family Malvaceae
Common Names Carolina Bristlemallow, Carolina Modiola
Native to USA AL, AR, AZ, CA, DE, FL, GA, LA, MA, MS, NC, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX 
Introduced to USA HI
Size Up to 6 inches tall

The flowers bloom between April through October making them popular among gardeners who want something colorful during these months. They require minimal maintenance and can be grown in soils that are not overly wet or dry due to their deep taproots which help them access water even when conditions are not ideal.

Overall Modiola caroliniana is an easy-to-grow perennial wildflower perfect for adding beauty and color to your garden.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Modiola caroliniana edible?

No, Modiola caroliniana is not edible.

Is Modiola caroliniana an invasive species of plant?

No, Modiola caroliniana is not an invasive species of plant.