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Bristly Mallow

Modiola caroliniana

Bristly Mallow is a prostrate perennial broadleaf weed that is also known by its scientific name, Modiola caroliniana.

Identify

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Round

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Serrate

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Alternate

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Creeping

Bristly Mallow leaves have lobes and irregular toothed margins. Its flowers are orange-red to deep purplish-pink.

Life Cycle

This broadleaf weed can be found growing in the United States throughout the Mid-Atlantic and southern region and in parts of California.

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Control

Physical removal of the Modiola caroliniana stems should be accomplished before any seeds are produced by the plant in the early summer. Be sure to remove all of the creeping rooted stems or reinfestation may occur. TruGreen® uses a selective systemic broadleaf weed killer program to fight Bristly Mallow in your lawn, which ensures the product moves throughout the weed, controlling it completely, root and all.

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