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Purple Passionflower

Passiflora incarnata


Purple passionflower with long fringe-like petals. There are over 500 species of passionflower, this one is among the most distinctive.


Open meadow.


Gulf Fritillary butterflies (Agraeus vanillae), whose caterpillars feed on passionflower, were observed in the same meadow:

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Nicholas4 12 years ago

Looks like jelly fish tentacles..pretty

tibiprada 12 years ago

love it !

AbigailParker 12 years ago

Thank you! This was a naturalized plant growing wild in a large conservation area, I don't know how it originally got there though - either natural distribution of the seeds by wind or wildlife, or intentionally planted by an early settler who left nothing behind but the flower....

KarenL 12 years ago

Lovely! We are lucky to have lots of wild passifloras growing in our hedgerow & drainage culverts. They are not a showy as this but the butterflies love them!

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Florida, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2012
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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