Growing alongside the stream on the bluebell trail. Leaves have burst their buds and are changing color from brown to green. Flower buds have burst and are opening.
Asimina triloba, Pawpaw
Near old chimney of picnic shelter in ravine.
Colony of paw paws growing near creek, all in flower.
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,...