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Maypop/Passion Flower

Passiflora incarnata

Description:

The Passion Flowers intricate structure is hard to describe but once see it's seldom forgotten. Trailing or climbing vine with tendrils.

Habitat:

Sunny fields & roadsides.

Notes:

As with other passifloras, it is the larval food of a number of butterfly species, including the zebra longwings and Gulf fritillary. In many cases its fruit is very popular with wildlife.

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3 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Yes, it will leave with a back full of gold...lot's of pollen on those passifloras.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

The Bumblebee is covered in pollen! Good picture!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

I'm not sure why my siting appeared brown...hope it's working properly now!

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Rosman, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2012
Submitted on Jul 20, 2012

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