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Paw paw

Nature Loop

This damp habitat contains a cluster of paw paw trees, a small understory tree that produces the largest edible fruit native to the United States. Raccoons, squirrels, opossums, and other small mammals are attracted to the mango-like fruit. Paw paws are also critical to the life cycle of the Zebra swallowtail butterfly, whose larvae feed exclusively on Paw paw leaves.

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