Modioa caroliniana

Modioa caroliniana

  • Modioa caroliniana
  • Modioa caroliniana
  • Flower name
    Modioa caroliniana
  • Scientific name
    Modioa caroliniana
  • Aliasツルアオイ, 蔓葵, 菊葉葵
  • Place of originTropical America 
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Modioa caroliniana

Modioa caroliniana (scientific name:Modioa caroliniana), native to tropical America of the malvaceae is one year grass. It is a Wildflower in early summer blooms on the street of little vermilion. The naturalized plant from tropical America spread all over the world, seen in Kyushu, vacant lots and roadside from the Kanto area in Japan. Low grass height, branching stem, extends like a vine. Flower names are done with palmate leaves resembling a chrysanthemum leaf Mallow. Hair grows on leaf stalks. There are serrated leaves with a long petiole, hair comes from the leaf tip. The leaves are palmately lobed with stems and. Flowers are hermaphrodite flowers, has red pistil tip is split in the center of the flower. Around the pistil, cemented by a cylindrical winding around yellow stamens (flower yarn + anther) turned into a. Mallow flowers with fused together like this and became a tubular filament highlights. And around the pistil and stamens winding around vermilion red five-petaled flowers. Flower blooms from the leaf axil, but smaller than leaves.

Common name: Modioa caroliniana, Scientific name:Modioa caroliniana,
Origin: tropical America, Habitat: world citizen, in Japan Kanto-Kyushu: vacant land, roadside grass height 10-30 cm, life type, year of the naturalized plant, stem form: resembling a chrysanthemum leaves: leaf, and it stretches like a vine, egg-shaped, with 5 to 7 cleft palmate, petiole, long, leaf arrangement: alternate, margin: sawtooth stock, flower color: Red Bisexual flowers, petals number: five, rose: cylindrical, flowering May-June, flower diameter: luting by cm, pistil colors: red, the pistil of: Advanced hiatus, stamens colors: yellow, stamens form: malvaceae-filament (filament), a cylindrical


  • Eye
    Malvales
  • Family
    Malvaceae
  • Genus
    Modioa
  • Species
    M. caroliniana
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Palm shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeYear of the naturalized plant
  • Flower colorsOrange
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.0 cm

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