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Purple Passionflower

Passiflora incarnata

Description:

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

Habitat:

Open meadow.

Notes:

Gulf Fritillary butterflies (Agraeus vanillae), whose caterpillars feed on passionflower, were observed in the same meadow: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/115...

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4 Comments

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

Looks like jelly fish tentacles..pretty

tibiprada
tibiprada 9 years ago

love it !

AbigailParker
AbigailParker 9 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
KarenL 9 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!

AbigailParker
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AbigailParker

Florida, USA

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

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