Native Trees of Indiana
River Walk



Asimina triloba


Paw Paw

Natural range is green.

Paw Paw

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Also known as the Indiana Banana, fruits of the Pawpaw are banana-like, but muskier in flavor. It is a member of the Custard-apple family, Annonaceae, though all other members of this family are tropical. Winter buds are flattened, silky-hairy, and without bud scales. Crushed foliage has a green pepper smell. Named varieties have been selected which produce consistent fruit crops. Flowers are deep maroon in color.
Inventory No. 2268