Wild Florida Photo - Asimina incana

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Asimina incana

WOOLLY PAWPAW

POLECAT BUSH

FLAG PAWPAW

Florida native

 

An occasional small shrub of sandhills and flatwoods of southeast Georgia and northeast Florida with the range extending to the gulf, plus some counties of the central peninsula and Gadsden County in the panhandle.
Growing up to 1.5 meters (5 ft.) tall, new stems are reddish-brown with a dense covering of whitish hairs, older stems are gray or grayish-brown. The alternate leaves are entire, leathery and elliptic to obvate or oblong, 4-10 cm long and 2-6 cm wide. Young leaves have a dense covering of tan to whitish hairs that persists on the lower surface but disappears from the upper surface of the older leaves. Woolly pawpaw blooms in the spring. The outer petals are 3-7 cm long and white or yellowish-white and the inner petals are yellow on the inside of the base. Pedicels are 2 to 3.5 cm long and are covered with whitish hairs.

 
Asimina incana is a member of the Annonaceae - Custard-apple family.

Other species of the Asimina genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Asimina pygmaea - DWARF PAWPAW
  View  Asimina reticulata - NETTED PAWPAW
  View  Asimina obovata - BIGFLOWER PAWPAW
  View  Asimina parviflora - SMALLFLOWER PAWPAW
  View  Asimina angustifolia - SLIMLEAF PAWPAW
  View  Asimina triloba - COMMON PAWPAW
  View  Asimina tetramera - FOURPETAL PAWPAW
  View  Asimina spatulata - 
  View  Asimina x nashii - 


Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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