Purple Passionflower

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    Maypop (Passiflora incarnata), also known as Purple passionflower, is a fast growing perennial vine with climbing or trailing stems. A member of the passionflower genus Passiflora, the Maypop has large, intricate flowers with prominent styles and stamens. One of the hardiest species of passionflower, it is a common wildflower in the southern United States.

    The stems can be smooth or pubescent; they are long and trailing, possessing many tendrils. Leaves are alternate and palmately 3-lobed, measuring from 6-15 cm. They have two characteristic glands at the base of the blade on the petiole. Flowers have five bluish-white petals. They exhibit a white and purple corona, a structure of fine appendages between the petals and corolla. The large flower is typically arranged in a ring above the petals and sepals.
    * Source: wikipedia

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    1. TheNewJane 81 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!

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    2. leeyfoong 81 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful!!!
      I've never seen this before...don't think we're able to find them here though. Thanks for sharing, Kat! :)

    3. Texas Finn 81 months ago | reply

      Agree with above! Never seen before, and so pretty!

    4. cscott_va. 81 months ago | reply

      Hey guess what, Ditto, for me too!
      Really beautiful.

    5. rittyrats 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks, everyone! appreciate your encouraging comments!

    6. go-bunny 81 months ago | reply

      A completely out-of-this-world view of something new and beautiful. Thank you, rittyrats!

    7. Jeffry B 81 months ago | reply

      This is an awesome capture!

    8. Joy C. 81 months ago | reply

      Beautiful flower capture with wonderful detail!

    9. rittyrats 81 months ago | reply

      thanks again, friends!

    10. amanky 81 months ago | reply

      this is incredible... I never even knew of such a flower!?

      wow!

      [Seen on your photo stream. - ?]

    11. eye_fish 81 months ago | reply

      holy smokes!

    12. raymondbPhotos 81 months ago | reply

      Wow! Have never seen this before! Lovely colors!

    13. rittyrats 81 months ago | reply

      thanks for stopping by, everyone!

    14. sasha_1958 81 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Shot. I used to have a passion vine... but the thread-like petals on these are different from the ones that I had. Very cool!

    15. { Planet Adventure } 80 months ago | reply

      brilliant !!

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    16. The+Creative+One [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      wow god creates the most beautiful things
      this flower is the most exotic I've seen ever!

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