Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1036

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in woodlands, forests, thickets, maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-yellow
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Dark purple
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Passiflora lutea   FAMILY Passifloraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 131-01-003:
Passiflora lutea   FAMILY Passifloraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Passionflower


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_palu2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_palu2_007_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120415_063

April    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

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JK Marlow    s060617_h

June    Greenville County    SC

Leaves much broader than long, 3 rounded shallow lobes, without teeth, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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JK Marlow    jkm0307l_29

July    Greenville County    SC

Greenish-yellow axillary flowers only 1" across, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_passiflora_lutea_7

July        

5 pale yellowish anthers and 3 long green styles with enlarged stigmas, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_passiflora_lutea_9

July        

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Tim Spira    tpsp_lutea

July        

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Mark A. Musselman    mam_plutea082407

August    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_lutea_lutea

August        

5 slender petals, 5 greenish sepals, a corona of threadlike segments, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm0309c_36

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0309c_37

September    Greenville County    SC

Vines climbing by axillary, simple tendrils, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Bill Stringer    wcsplutea_flower

September        

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Bill Stringer    wcsplutea_ripefruit

September        

Berry black at maturity, 0.8-1.5cm long, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.