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Pawpaw

The pawpaw tree is native to most of the United States. Often seen growing wild, pawpaw trees have drooping leaves and silvery bark. The fruit is quite nutritious, and its flavor has been compared to a custard-like mango, or bananas. Pawpaw is the host tree for the zebra swallowtail butterfly, and is popular with a wide range of wildflife.

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Pawpaw flower by Wendy VanDyk Evans of Bugwood.org
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