Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1035

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadsides, in fencerows, thickets, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Bluish/White
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Passiflora incarnata   FAMILY Passifloraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Passiflora incarnata   FAMILY Passifloraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 131-01-001:
Passiflora incarnata   FAMILY Passifloraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Passionflower, Maypop


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pain6_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0405o_06

May    Greenville County    SC

Field

Leaves finely toothed, leaf base truncate or rounded, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE palmately veined leaves of vines

image of Passiflora incarnata

JK Marlow    jkm0306d_13

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm160626_085

June    Polk County    NC

Pacolet Area Conservancy

Here trained to a trellis!

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Lisa Wagner    lkw_passifloraandbee

June?        

Carpenter bees collect nectar from the flowers. — Lisa Wagner

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JK Marlow    jkm0407e_06

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaves deeply palmately 3-lobed; lobes with constricted bases & pointed tips, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm0507n_29

July    Greenville County    SC

Fruit a yellow (green) edible berry, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm100704_013

July    Greenville County    SC

Sepals 2.5-3.5cm long, with a soft horn-like subapical appendage 1-5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Mark A. Musselman    mam_passionflower071508c

July    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk1035_b

August        

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JK Marlow    jkm0408e_06

August    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Fruit a large pod-like berry, ovoid, 4-6cm long, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm100809_408

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pollinator at work.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_passiflora_incarnata

September        

Sepals and petals surmounted by elaborate fringelike purple-banded corona, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Ben Geer Keys    bgk1035_a

Month Unknown        

Yellowish anthers circle below 3 arching styles and enlarged stigmas, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.