Pawpaw Asimina triloba
Family: Annonaceae (Custard-apple)
Branching: Alternate

A small southern tree, Pawpaw is rare in Canada.  It has naked hairy end buds that are similar to Glossy Buckthorn, Witch-hazel and especially Poison-ivy.  

Winter twig of Pawpaw

Another view of the winter twig and end bud

Leaf scars

A closer view of the leaf scar

Young bark

Bark beginning to split

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