White Passion Flower

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Passion flower, is also known as maypop because in parts of the Southeastern United States, the plants seem to ‘pop’ up in May. In some places passion flowers are considered an invasive weed and can be found crawling over the countryside.

Legend and romance surround the passion flower… legend because of historical associations with Christianity. And romance because of its suggestion of romantic passion. Early explorers and missionaries to the Southern hemisphere named these dramatic vines Passiflora or Passion Flower to help in their conversion of native Americans to Christianity. They used the beautiful intricate flower parts to tell the story of the death of Jesus, making the story more memorable to listeners. The family name, Passifloraceae, means “Flower of the Passion” or “Flower of the Cross.”

white passion

With passion…

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  1. Passion flower, is also known as maypop because in parts of the Southeastern United States, the plants seem to ‘pop’ up in May. In some places passion flowers are considered an invasive weed and can be found crawling over the countryside.

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