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Red-flowered Mallow - introduced (*Modiola caroliniana)
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family).
Native of South America.
Occurrence: A widespread weed of waste areas, gardens and roadsides.
- it is a red-flowered mallow
- it is a prostrate plant with long, spreading stems
- the leaves are round and toothed
- the flowers are red
- the fruit are prickly.
Photo 1: Red-flowered Mallow. Vaughan.
2: Red-flowered Mallow growing in a brick drain.
3: The fruit turn black.
4, 5: A lawn weed. Castlemaine. Lower four: All Castlemaine.