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Asimina incana

Asimina incana (W. Bartram) Exell

Woolly Pawpaw, Flag-pawpaw, Polecat-bush

Annonaceae (Custard-apple Family)

Synonym(s): Asimina speciosa, Pityothamnus incanus

USDA Symbol: ASIN12

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


Native Habitat: Sands or sandy loams, upland oak-pinelands, pastures, disturbed sandy sites, mostly in longleaf pine-turkey oak systems.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Asimina incana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asimina incana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asimina incana


Record Modified: 2020-04-29
Research By: CBR

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