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Asimina triloba


A tree growing in a suburban yard. I had thought pawpaws only grew in tropical areas so it was interesting to learn that there is a North American pawpaw. It has the largest edible fruit that is indigenous to North America.


suburban yard next to wooded area

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Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Glad you found it interesting, Leuba. At first, I thought maybe someone had imported a tree and it had managed to grow here and then I found out there is a North American native.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Very interesting Maria. I only know of the tropical pawpaw but there is an American native and it is edible ! Thanks for bringing this to us - I've learnt something new.

Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Oct 11, 2014
Submitted on Nov 15, 2014

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