OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Asimina parviflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 081-01-001:
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asimina parviflora

 

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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_aspa18_004_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_235

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Asimina parviflora, Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

JK Marlow    jkm110415_439

April    Carroll County    GA

image of Asimina parviflora, Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

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.

image of Asimina parviflora, Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

JK Marlow    jkm130407_046

April    Columbia County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm220412_6707

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Asimina parviflora, Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmaarviflora_and

April    Anderson County    SC

Flies are the principal pollinators, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Asimina parviflora, Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

Ron Lance    rwl141_a

June        

image of Asimina parviflora, Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

JK Marlow    jkm0507o_06

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Asimina parviflora, Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

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.

image of Asimina parviflora, Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

JK Marlow    jkm140817_820

August    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Asimina parviflora, Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

JK Marlow    jkm210903_3246

September    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Asimina parviflora, Small-flowered Pawpaw, Small-fruited Pawpaw, Dwarf Pawpaw

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Asimina parviflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 081-01-001:
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asimina parviflora

 

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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Mountains)

Habitat: Sandy or rocky, dry to fairly moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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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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