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Asimina triloba


A shrubby tree, rarely growing higher than ten feet. These are the flowers in early spring, along with the just-breaking out terminal leaves. In the summer, flowers produce an edible fruit, sometimes called a "poor man's banana."


Grows in moist, well drained bottomland soils. Find them growing together in large clusters.


I was really hoping to find some pawpaws left over this past fall, but between the local deer population and the local human population, there was scarce amounts to go around!

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1 Comment

Saint Shrike
Saint Shrike 9 years ago

You need to take a picture of it fruiting!

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Nelsonville, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Apr 17, 2010
Submitted on Feb 23, 2011

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