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Asimina angustifolia

Slimleaf Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

Scientific Name:

Asimina angustifolia

Genus:

Asimina

Species Epithet:

angustifolia

Common Name:

Slimleaf Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Annonaceae (Custard-Apple Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April, May, June

Habitat Description:

Dry pinelands and sandy scrub areas. Native to GA, AL, and n. FL.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Flowers fragrant. Host plant for Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly and the Pawpaw Sphinx Moth.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASAN6



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