Wild Florida Photo - Asimina triloba

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Asimina triloba

COMMON PAWPAW

DOG BANANA

INDIAN BANANA

Florida native

 

A deciduous shrub to small tree, in Florida limited to mesic woodlands of the central panhandle. The range extends through much of the central and eastern United States - west into Texas, northwest to Nebraska, north into Ontario, and as far northeast as New York.
The maroon flowers are from 2-5 cm wide when opened, on pedicels of 1cm or longer, appearing in late spring and early summer. Leaves are alternate and entire, from 15-30 cm long and with mostly acuminate tips.

 
Asimina triloba 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 incana - WOOLLY 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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