Flag Pawpaw - Asimina obovata
Endemic to central and south Florida, Flag Pawpaw is most often a shrub, but can reach small tree size (10 feet). This is a species of coastal dunes and scrub woods. The leaves are deciduous, alternate, leathery, and up to five inches long. They tend to be narrowed at the base and are oblong to obovate in shape. The showy, fragrant flowers are white and dangle from new shoots. There are six petals of two sizes, with three smaller inner petals.The edible fruit is a cluster of fleshy berries up to four inches long, with the fruits borne on a single flower.