One of the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly’s native host plants, the fruiting pawpaw tree, is a delicious food source for humans. It is also a nectar source for many insects. Animals of many species feed on the fruit of this tree.
Host plant – Zebra Swallowtail
Bloom color – maroon
Edible fruit – used for cakes, cookies, quick breads, sorbet, ale, jams, puddings, and more.
Propagation: seed, herbaceous stem cuttings, tubers