1. Flower of the Pawpaw tree 

    Asimina triloba (Magnoliales - Annonaceae), better known as Pawpaw, is a species of tree native to the Southeastern United States.

    Pawpaw grows as understory tree or large shrub 15-20’ tall and has reddish-purple, bell-like flowers (3 green sepals and 6 purple petals in two tiers), hanging straight down from the branch towards the ground.

    Flowers give way to edible, oblong, yellowish green fruits which mature in early autumn to a dark brown. Flavor and fleshy consistency of the sweet-flavored fruits is delicious and unique. Fruits are frequently eaten raw or used in ice creams or pies.

    Reference: [1]

    Photo credit: ©Richard Orr

    Locality: Fort Frederick State Park, Maryland, US

     
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    I tried to grow one of these trees once, but I didn’t get it in the ground before it dried out do it was just a stick. I...
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    You don’t need to use the claw when you pick the pear of the big pawpaw
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    I’ve been told that pawpaw smoothies are very tasty. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet been able to get to the fruit before...
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    The Pawpaw!!! My park’s favorite tree. :)
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    Pawpaws are AWESOME
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    theonlymanicanbe, lets grow so many of these trees.
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    FLOARE DE PAWPAW
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