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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Modiola
Species: M. caroliniana
Binomial name
Modiola caroliniana
(L.) G.Don

Modiola is a monotypic genus of plants in the mallow family containing the single species Modiola caroliniana, which is known by several common names, including bristly-fruited mallow,[1] Carolina bristlemallow,[2] babosilla, and redflower mallow. It is a creeping perennial which is probably native to South America but which is widely naturalized throughout the tropical and warmer temperate world.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Modiola caroliniana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 

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