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Beautiful pawpaw | Everglades Tours

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Low, deciduous shrub 8 - 12 inches tall, with 1 to several erect or arching stems from a taproot.

Leaves alternate, leathery, oblong, 1 - 2.5 inches long, with veins visible on both upper and lower

surfaces; leaf tip rounded or notched. Flowers fragrant, solitary on stalks arising in the angle between

leaf and stem on new shoots of the season, blooming only after fire or disturbance; petals 6 - 10 per

flower, 0.5 - 1 inch long, white, strap-shaped, curved backwards when fully opened; sepals 3, broadly triangular. 

 

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