Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

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:

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Nicholas4 9 years ago

Looks like jelly fish tentacles..pretty

tibiprada 9 years ago

love it !

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 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!

Spotted by

Florida, USA

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

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team