Also spelled paw paw and paw-paw.

Part of soursop  family Annonaceae.

Native to most of eastern 🇺🇸 USA.   ▭ 🌎︎ Map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file ▭ 🌎︎ today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

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

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Michigan Flora Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of North America NRCS PLANTS db USFS Wikipedia