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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Asimina incana

Flag Pawpaw, Polecat Bush, Woolly Pawpaw

Scientific Name:

Asimina incana

Genus:

Asimina

Species Epithet:

incana

Common Name:

Flag Pawpaw, Polecat Bush, Woolly Pawpaw

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Annonaceae (Custard-Apple Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April

Habitat Description:

Dry pinelands and sandy soils. Native to GA and FL.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Host plant for Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly and the Pawpaw Sphinx Moth.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Gardening in the Coastal Southeast: http://southeastgarden.com/asimina.html

Florida Native Plant Society: https://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/asimina-incana



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