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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Pasionaria   Passiflora incarnata    
Passion-flower family — Passifloraceae

Also known as:
Maypop, Passionflower, Apricot Vine

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There are more than half a dozen native species of passionflowers in Texas, and of these the maypop has the showiest and largest flowers. It is found in the eastern half of the state, a sprawling vine of fencerows, roadsides, forest and stream edges, and other disturbed areas. The fruit---unlike the other native species--has an edible pulp. The vine is the preferred food plant of the larvae of the beautiful Gulf Coast fritillary butterfly.

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Flowering Months: April, May, June, July, August

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