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Passiflora incarnata

Common Name(s):
Maypops, Passion flower
Categories:
Perennials, Vines, Wildflowers
Comment:

Native; prefers moist, well-drained to dry, poor soil; most hardy of all passion flowers; does not have to climb to flower; visited by butterflies; larval food for a number of butterflies

Season:
Spring, summer
Height:
Vine
Foliage:
3-lobed leaves, 3-5 in. wide; toothed; pair of prominent glands on leaf stalk
Flower:
2-3 in. white to lavender flower with a fringed crown; 2 in. egg-shaped fruit, yellowish green when ripe; edible fruit that pops when squashed
Zones:
6b-10
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Fertile, well-drained soil; sun; open woods, thickets, dry fields
Texture:
Moderate
Exposure:
Sun
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Climbing Method:
Trailing; tendrils
Life Cycle:
Perennial vine
Tags:
sun, summer, blue, deciduous, white, wildflower, perennial, lavender, vine, spring

NCCES plant id: 2311

Passiflora incarnata Passiflora incarnata
Maggie McCaine, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Passiflora incarnata Passiflora incarnata
John Brandauer, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Passiflora incarnata Passiflora incarnata
Dinesh Valke, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Passiflora incarnata Agraulis vanillae incarnata, Gulf Fritallary Caterpillar on Passiflora incarnata leaf
Sarah, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Passiflora incarnata Passiflora incarnata is a host plant for Agraulis vanillae incarnata, Gulf Fritallary Butterfly, seen here on a lantana
Jimmy Smith, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0