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Pretty False Pawpaw - Deeringothamnus rugelii pulchellus
Endangered Florida species, U.S. Endangered species
Location - Orange County, FL
Habitat - Open pine flatwoods
Range - Orange, Charlotte and Lee Counties
Description - Pretty false pawpaw is a small shrub with one to several stems that may be erect or arching up to 12 inches tall.
The alternate leaves are oblong, leathery and up to 2-1/2 inches long.
Flowers have 6 to 10 linear highly recurving white petals, appearing in the spring mostly after fire or disturbance.
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See more photos and information at the Wild Florida Photo page for this species.