Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Magnoliales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Asimina from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw
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JK Marlow jkm110415_470
April Carroll County GA
Flowers 1-2cm wide, appearing before or with the leaves in early spring, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmaarviflora_and
April Anderson County SC
Flies are the principal pollinators, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
JK Marlow jkm140718_914
July Spartanburg County SC
Fruit a hard-pulpy berry, oblong, greenish-yellow, aromatic when mature, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.
JK Marlow s070920_d
September Pickens County SC
Poe Creek State Forest
Leaves obovate, acuminate, entire, base cuneate, short-petiolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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
Petioles 4-7mm long
6 petals (usually)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses p310
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South p062
- Landscaping with Native Trees p055
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p060
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p239
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p067