OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 081-01-001:
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

 

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


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

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

        

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

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

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

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

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 (11/30/12):
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asimina parviflora   FAMILY Annonaceae

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

 

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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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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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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