Asimina triloba is a shrubby tree, to 10 m., colonial.
Leaves alternate, widest at or above middle, tip abruptly pointed, base gradually tapered, margins entire, buds naked, hairy.
Flowers solitary, greenish purple to 4 cm wide, regular; blooms April-May.
Fruit about 10cm long, greenish yellow turning black when ripe; Aug.-Sept., flesh edible, several flat, hard seeds.
Wetland status: FACU+.
Frequency in New York City: Very infrequent. Rare in NYS Threatened.
Origin: Western NY west to NE and TX.
Habitat: Moist woods.
Notes: Originally from horticultural planting but apparently spreading locally in S. Staten Island..