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Nameless flower… Not anymore! It’s the passiflora


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Nameless
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I found this on a magical visit to Dordrecht-Holland (that’ll be for another post :)) thinking it was artificial with all its layers and different shades but soon realized it was very real!
I have a slight problem… I have no idea how it’s called and tried unsuccessfully to look it up on the internet… does anyone have that kind of knowledge, name,origin and if it’s natural or manipulated?

I just got a wonderful blogger http://ladybluerose.wordpress.com/ who gave me the name so with the courtesy of Wikipedia I’m giving you more information…
It is really ironical that I used Passiflora in homeopathy, Spagyric solutions and you name it but had never seen the photo of that flower 🙂

Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants, the namesakes of the family Passifloraceae. They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous. For information about the fruit of the passiflora plant, see passionfruit. The monotypic genus Hollrungia seems to be inseparable from Passiflora, but further study is needed.

The family Passifloraceae has a pantropical distribution. Passiflora itself is absent from Africa, where many other members of the family Passifloraceae occur (e.g. the more plesiomorphic Adenia).
Nine species of Passiflora are native to the USA, found from Ohio to the north, west to California and south to the Florida Keys. Most other species are found in South America, Eastern Asia, and Southern Asia, New Guinea, four or more species in Australia and a single endemic species in New Zealand. New species continue to be identified: for example, P. pardifolia and P. xishuangbannaensis have only been known to the scientific community since 2006 and 2005, respectively.

For further information here’s the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora

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22 responses »

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    a passion flower….
    it’s beautiful
    Take Care..
    )0(
    maryrose

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    • That is so very thoughtful & kind! I really appreciate this 🙂
      I have updated the post & put your link…
      I never saw the picture of that flower so couldn’t make the link of the Passiflora I used throughout the years and my photo.
      Thanks again!

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  2. Isabella Rose Photography

    A beautiful flower. I saw one in the garden centre, Passiflora Edulis, which has edible fruits. The fruits are ready to eat when they turn purple and wrinkly. I’m told that the proper way to eat them is just like a boiled egg – slice the top off and dive in with a spoon. Blessings, my dear friend ♥

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    • You are the second blogger who so kindly answer to my question and I’m very grateful for that thoughtful gesture!
      I never knew one could eat it, I thought it could only be used for medicinal purpose.
      Did you try to eat a flower?! You never know, it might be good!
      Thanks a bunch for all that info 🙂

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  3. It is a beautiful flower and I planted one in our garden this year as I always love those dancers standing upside down… with their colourful skirts..

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  4. Beautiful photo from a beautiful flower.
    groetjes, Francina

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  5. wow! thanks for posting this! I had never seen this flower before. Beautiful!:D

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    • With me you are one of the few to say that. I was very familiar with the name but not the image at all and for the first few seconds, was sure it was a plastic decoration to the side of that house.
      Thanks for this kind comment 🙂

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  6. Beautiful isn’t it and beautiful shots too!
    As kids we used to call it the clock flower! 🙂

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  7. I planted these in my AZ gardens for several years. They are a most amazing plant. 🙂

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  8. I could not give you any names for this flower and I see you got your answer…I love how stunning beautiful this is, thank you 🙂

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  9. I’ve never seen one of these. Whist an unusual flower!

    janet

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