Wild Florida Photo - Asimina incana - Woolly Pawpaw

Asimina incana 

Woolly Pawpaw
Polecat Bush
Flag Pawpaw

Florida native

Putnam Co. FL 04/19/07
Columbia Co. FL 04/06/21
Columbia Co. FL 04/06/21
Putnam Co. FL 04/19/07
Putnam Co. FL 04/19/07
Putnam Co. FL 04/19/07
Putnam Co. FL 04/19/07
Putnam Co. FL 04/19/07

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An occasional small shrub of sandhills and flatwoods of southeast Georgia and northeast Florida with the range extending to the gulf, plus some counties of the central peninsula and Gadsden County in the panhandle.
Growing up to 1.5 meters (5 ft.) tall, new stems are reddish-brown with a dense covering of whitish hairs, older stems are gray or grayish-brown. The alternate leaves are entire, leathery and elliptic to obvate or oblong, 4-10 cm long and 2-6 cm wide. Young leaves have a dense covering of tan to whitish hairs that persists on the lower surface but disappears from the upper surface of the older leaves. Woolly pawpaw blooms in the spring. The outer petals are 3-7 cm long and white or yellowish-white and the inner petals are yellow on the inside of the base. Pedicels are 2 to 3.5 cm long and are covered with whitish hairs.


Asimina incana is a member of the Annonaceae - Custard-apple family.

Other species of the Asimina genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Asimina angustifolia - SLIMLEAF PAWPAW
  Asimina manasota - MANASOTA PAWPAW
  Asimina obovata - BIGFLOWER PAWPAW
  Asimina parviflora - SMALLFLOWER PAWPAW
  Asimina pygmaea - DWARF PAWPAW
  Asimina reticulata - NETTED PAWPAW
  Asimina spatulata - LAKE JACKSON PAWPAW
  Asimina tetramera - FOURPETAL PAWPAW
  Asimina triloba - COMMON PAWPAW
  Asimina x nashii - 

Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016

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