Saturday, June 23, 2012

Passionflowers, native and otherwise

I'm SO SO SO excited! Look! A native yellow passionflower (Passiflora lutea) blooming! A month or so ago, I spotted the tiny vines growing beneath a live oak on my neighbor's adjoining property. I'd been watching one plant, hoping it'd bloom because I've never seen one. Yesterday, I was in flower! As you can see, the blossom is no bigger than a penny. It's so delicate and beautiful. 

Our other passionflower vines are blooming, but they're not native. They're beautiful, just the same, though.


Martha Herden said...

A native Passion Flower-delicate and so pretty.

Thanks for keeping us updated-makes me STOP and look at the plant before thinking-just another weed.

Martha Herden

Anonymous said...

We had so much fun planting these with the kids at one of the organizations where I used to work. They host the whole butterfly life cycle so that you can pretty much always find a butterfly, a chrysalis, or a caterpillar somewhere around your passion flower plants! I had no idea there was a native species; I'll have to check it out!

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Passionflowers are cool plants. The native species are very small and delicate. I was thrilled to find one!

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