Passiflora Incarnata-flower picture

Passion Flower macro

Passiflora incarnata has many other common names like American Maypop, Passion Flower, Water lemon.

Passion flower species have evolved a wide variety of stunning colorful flowers, often perfumed, with additional sweet nectar glands on leaves, petioles and sometimes bracts. They use their tendrils to climb up tree; only a very few have adapted becoming trees themselves.
The passiflora is a wonderful home decorating plants too, as you can see in the photo.

The passion fruit contains a juice with a unique aromatic taste and smell which is very attractive to many animals and birds.

The passion flower is used in several parts of the world as a traditional medicine for the management of anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, epilepsy and morphine addiction.


Unknown said...

Great photo, the colors are amazing

Splendid Little Stars said...

a beautiful photo of a beautiful flower!

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