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Asimina obovata

Bigflower Pawpaw, Florida Dogwood, Scrub Pawpaw, Flag Pawpaw

Scientific Name:

Asimina obovata

Genus:

Asimina

Species Epithet:

obovata

Common Name:

Bigflower Pawpaw, Florida Dogwood, Scrub Pawpaw, Flag Pawpaw

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Annonaceae (Custard-Apple Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft., 12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April, May, June

Habitat Description:

Scrub, sandhills, dunes, open dry hammocks. Native to the FL peninsula.

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:

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

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASOB6

Florida Native Plant Society: https://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/asimina-obovata



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