This crazy looking flower is a passionflower bloom (Passiflora incarnata). Passionflower is fast-growing vine that is native to the Southeast. It shows up on the edges of fields and wooded areas, and many grow it in their yards as an ornamental. The flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and the leaves are the larval food source for gulf fritillary butterflies. It makes a green-colored fruit, often called a “maypop.” Read more about passionflower here.
What Is It? Wednesday – Passionflower
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