Interesting Tidbits- Passiflora incarnata has had a very long relationship with humans. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Passion Vine is the state wildflower of Tennessee.
Parts of the flower are said to resemble instruments used during the crucifixion.
They would poultice the root to be used for boils, cuts, bruises, earaches, and inflammation.
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This trouble free climber clings with tendrils so won't damage brickwork or fences! Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes.Next
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Cooperative Extension prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex including pregnancy , disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status. Single blossoms arise along the vine on individual stalks at the leaf axis. Phonetic Spelling pass-iff-FLOR-uh in-kar-NAH-tuh Description Passion flower is a rapid-growing, trailing vine that climbs by axillary tendrils.Next
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The leaves are alternate and deeply lobed into 3 segments with pointed tips.Next
The Tennessee Ocoee River and Valley are named after this plant.
They also gave an infusion of root to babies to aid in weaning, and a warm infusion of beaten root dropped into the ear for earache. The bloom is actually only 5 petals—some of which split when fully open. Stang Form Dinesh Valke Form H.Next
Considerations: This plant spreads via stoloniferous rhizomes just beneath the ground surface.
The curly, fringe has alternating bands of lavender and white Passion flowers are large, measuring about 3 inches in diameter. The branches allowed to hang loose and droop a bit will be the ones most inclined to flower.Next
It has a yellow fall color.