Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal
Common Name: PAWPAW
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt Tree

Deciduous forests, swamps, thickets along streams.

A distinctive shrub or small tree with very large ± obovate entire leaves, pawpaw has a large fleshy big-seeded fruit. The flowers appear before the leaves are expanded in late spring; as might be surmised from their dark color and strong odor, they are pollinated mostly by flies.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Branch County
Cass County
Clinton County
Genesee County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Shiawassee County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=102.