Modiola caroliniana (L.) G. Don
Family - Malvaceae
Stem and stipules.
Flowering - March - June, sometimes later.
Habitat - Low ground, lawns, fields, disturbed sites, roadsides.
Origin - Native to southeastern U.S. and tropical America.
Other information - This showy but weedy little species can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its creeping stems, divided leaves, and orange-red flowers. The flowers are typical of the Malvaceae and resemble a miniature Hibiscus.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Lee County, AL., 4-15-05 and 5-11-05.