Beautiful Flowering Plants That Bear Delectable Fruits II.
If you have enjoyed the lovely Passion flowers presented on the first part of this two-part article about Passion flowers, I am sure you’ll also enjoy the next batch of Passion flowers presented on this second and final part.
1.) Maypop (Passiflora incarnata L.)
Another unique-looking and still beautiful passiflora flower is the Maypop. This fast growing perennial vine with climbing or trailing stems has large, intricate flowers with prominent styles and stamens. It is one of the hardiest species of passionflower which is a common wildflower in the southern part of the US. It is also known by a variety of names such as Purple Passionflower, True Passionflower, Wild Apricot and Wild Passion Vine
2.) Passiflora coccinea
The structure of this flower which is scientifically named Passiflora miniata is similar to the flower of the Passiflora vitifolia. This bright red flower picture is taken in Reunion Island.
3.) Passiflora picturata
Another peculiar-looking flower of a passiflora species is the beautiful Passiflora picturata. The above picture is taken at Passiflorahoeve in Harskamp, The Netherlands.
4.) Sweet Calabash (Passiflora maliformis)
The Sweet Calabash is a species of passion flower. The fruits and the flower are shown on the picture above.
5.) Native Passion Fruit (Passiflora herbertiana)
This unique in structure flower of a passiflora species is commonly known as Native Passionfruit. It is a widespread climbing twine native to Australia. It can be found in moist forests on the coast and ranges of eastern Australia
6.) Sweet Granadilla (Passiflora ligularis)
Sweet Granadilla is native to the Andes Mountains between Bolivia and Venezuela. It also grows in the tropical mountains of Australia and Africa. It is now common in local markets of Papua New Guinea, where it is known as ’sugar fruit’.
7.) Stinking Passion (Passiflora foetida)
The Stinking Passion Flower is absolutely a unique-looking species. It is endemic to the US< Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America and has been introduced throughout the tropical regions of the world. It is known by a variety of common names such as Wild Water Lemon, Stinking Passion Fruit and Running Pop.
8.) Xishuangbanna Passionflower (Passiflora xishuangbannaensis)
This peculiar-looking passion flower is another recently-described species found in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. This passiflora species with green and yellow flowers is native to Yunnan, China. It lives in wet and open sunny or shaded areas at 1200 meters and was described in 2005.
9.) Pink White Passion (Passiflora hartwiesina)
Pink-white Passion Flower is a variety of passion flower that can be found at Kadalakurushi near Palakkad in Kerala, India. This white-pink color is rather unusual for Passiflora, which are mostly pale yellowish or pink, or bright red and very often have some sort of dark blue markings or a bluish hue. This is basically an albino plant, which is not very often seen.
10.) Passiflora jorrulensis
The Passiflora jorullensis is another unique passiflora species than can be found at the Passiflorahoeve in Harskamp, The Netherlands.
11.) Lemon-yellow Passion Flower (Passiflora citrina)
The Lemon-yellow Passion Flower is one of the most-unusual-looking varieties of passionflower in the world for its unusual structure.
12.) Banana Passion Fruit (Passiflora tarminiana)
The Banana Passion Flower bears edible fruits that resemble small bananas, hence the common name. It is endemic to tropical South America and is now cultivated in many countries. It was only formally described in 2001.
13.) Yellow Passion Flower (Passiflora lutea)
Another unusual passionflower is the Yellow Passionflower. This flowering plant is endemic to North America. It grows well in bright shade to sunny places with moist, rich soil.
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