Modiola Moench

1 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories except NT

*Modiola caroliniana (L.) G.Don

Perennial herb with creeping or ascending stems rooting at the nodes. Leaves sub-orbicular, sometimes deeply palmatifid; margins crenate. Epicalyx with 3 free lanceolate bracteoles. Ovary and fruit villous at the summit, with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit c. 8 mm diam., with c. 20 carpels. Widespread. Weed of cultivated and waste ground. Introd. from S. America. Fl. summer. Red-flowered Mallow