Species from eastern North America
A common tree of moist bottomlands and hollows. Produces the largest fruit native to North America.
Common name: Pawpaw
Photographed in Boyle Park, Pulaski County, Little Rock, Arkansas
Brief description of what you observed
Planted as a sapling May 2007. It dies back to the ground every winter and resprouts in June.
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 southeastern Nebraska, and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas. The pawpaw is a patch-forming (clonal) understory tree found in well-drained,...