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Passiflora 'Soi Fah' aka (Krishnakamala in India)

Passiflora 'Soi Fah' aka Krishnakamala in India

Description:

Blue passionflower is hardy climber is usually grown for screening. It has a sweet fragrance and very delicate flower to handle.

Habitat:

Spotted in terrace garden

Notes:

In India, blue passionflowers are widely seen and called as Krishna kamala in Karnataka and Maharashtra, while in Uttar Pradesh and generally north it is called "Paanch Paandav" due to the flower's structure lends itself to the interpretation along the lines of five Pandavas (See the Zoomed pic), the Divine Krishna at centre, and the opposing hundred at the edges. The colour blue is moreover associated with Krishna as colour of his aura.

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Vasai-Virar, Maharashtra, India

Lat: 19.46, Long: 72.81

Spotted on Jul 30, 2011
Submitted on Feb 2, 2016

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