Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in sandy or rocky, dry to fairly moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 4-7mm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Purplish-brown, burgundy
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
6 petals (usually)
Many stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-yellow
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Magnoliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 081-01-001:
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw