Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018

Location: Fellsmere, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

This is an Asimina reticulata
Reticulate Paw Paw, more commonly.
It flowers were used by the Seminole indians,
To make a kidney disorder medicinal tea.

Special thanks to Jim Stahl for the positive ID on this plant!

Sources: Florida Wildflowers in Their Natural Communities, Walter Kings Taylor

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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