Also spelled paw paw and paw-paw.

Part of soursop  family Annonaceae.

Native to most of eastern 🇺🇸 USA.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors). 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Asimina hosts caterpillars of 11 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Often grows in clonal colonies [1] —look around for other stems!

Learn more about pawpaw Asimina triloba

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