Please try our next iteration of the Michigan Flora Online here. Beginning on February 1, 2023, will point to this new site.

The new site offers several benefits over the existing website, including real coordinate mapping, giving a clearer view of the density of documentation as well as more precision about plant distributions and their link to landforms. We will also have the ability to update species pages more regularly, both in terms of new collections and as more existing Michigan specimens are georeferenced. In addition, we have a better photo display, and offer indented keys.


This is a primarily tropical family of which only a single genus occurs in temperate North America. Tropical fruits in the genus Annona include custard-apple, sweetsop, soursop, and cherimoya. Our only species in the family has the largest fruit of any native plant in the state; shaped rather like a chubby banana. It has a distinctive flavor, loved by many, though a few individuals react to the fruit, developing itching and skin rashes.

All species found in Annonaceae

Asimina trilobaPAWPAW 


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. February 1, 2023.