Passifloraceae (Passion Flower) Family
Photo by Ian Vickory, Brewton, AL, August 2010
The flowers appear solitary or may be two or three, each arising on a long stem (peduncle) from the leaf axil. All the flowers are bisexual in nature. Each will have 5 sepals and five petals (unlike the purple variety which has 10 petals. The color is green to yellow-green; five stamens which are elevated above the petals.
For those who would like to cultivate this native vine in the butterfly garden, it is a larval food source of the Mexican Silverspot, Variegated Fritillary, Gulf Fritillary, Zebra Longwing and Isabella Tiger.
Mike Carter, Pensacola, Florida, August 2010