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Pawpaw

Asimina triloba

Description:

Asimina triloba, the pawpaw, paw paw, paw-paw, or common pawpaw, is a species of Asimina (the pawpaw genus) in the same plant family (the Annonaceae) as the custard-apple, cherimoya, sweetsop, ylang-ylang and soursop. The pawpaw is native to the Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern United States and adjacent southernmost Ontario, Canada, from New York west to eastern Nebraska, and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas. The pawpaw is a patch-forming (clonal) understory tree found in well-drained, deep, fertile bottom-land and hilly upland habitat, with large, simple leaves and large fruits, the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States. Wikipedia

Habitat:

Urban street landscaping.

1 Species ID Suggestions

HemaShah
HemaShah 10 years ago
Paw Paw
Asimina Triloba


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1 Comment

misako
misako 10 years ago

Thanks for the ID Emma!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Emeryville, California, USA

Spotted on May 6, 2012
Submitted on May 6, 2012

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