Hibernia Passionflower
Passiflora edulis
Passionflower

The Flower of Hibernia may also be called Purple Passion Fruit, Batwing Passionflower, Amethyst Vine, Water Maypop, or Evergreen Vine. It bears the well-known purple and edible passion fruits. This vine is a vigorous climber that may reach 30 feet and more. Its preferred habitat is low moist grounds and at the margin of ponds and streams. Distribution in the Escambia region is occasional.

The leaves are evergreen, deep green and glossy. The leaves are three-lobed, and may reach a length of 10 inches.

The flowers are fragrant, white with purple filaments, or purplish-pink with purple filaments. Each flower will measure about 2 inches across. Flowers occur in the summer.

The fruit is a large edible berry that turns yellowish at maturity.

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