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Flag pawpaw, Bigflower pawpaw
Asimina obovata

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Well-drained sites; deep sandy soils.

Description: Deciduous

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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Nutritional Requirements:

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Flower Color: White

Flower Characteristics: Showy

Flowering Season: Winter, Spring

Fruit: Peculiar edible fruits.

Wildlife and Ecology: Larval host plant for zebra swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus floridanus) butterflies.

References: A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants

Comments: We are currently adding data for this species for central and northern Florida. If you would like to contribute information or images, please contact George Gann via the IRC staff page.

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Robert Gundy

Copyright by: Robert Gundy

Copyright by: Robert Gundy

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