I have observed these growing in middle to north Georgia for the past few years. They grow in moist soil usually next to a stream or swamp but not right in the water. When they bloom the tiny flowers are pinkish, and butterflies, bumble bees, honey bees, wasps, etc., love them. The will be there day and night until the flowers wither. I have never seen them before when I stumbled upon them in the woods a few years ago and if you think a butterfly bush attracts butterflies you haven't
seen any action like the one that this weed generates. I moved a couple of them to my house but they struggle due to lack of moist soil. Anyway if anyone knows what this is it would be nice to be able to identify this plant.
Anyone have any idea what this plat is. The flowers are initially small, white, and profuse. As they get pollinated they turn yellow/orange. The fruit resembles a small green foot ball
and has the flavor of an orange and a lemon combined. Yes they are apparently edible as I ate many this year and some last year as well. I have never seen these before but there are several in the woods around my house and I saw one up in Rome Georgia last year, but it didn't have any flowers or fruit on it. The birds just decimate this fruit when it is ripe. I got some pictures of it when it was winding down its flowering and hopefully someone can clue me in.
I took some photos of the passion vines and their flowers. They are well in advance of their normal state, I guess it is because the spring was so warm. They were out of the ground a
month sooner than usual and the flowers are just everywhere. And of course the aroma around the plants is beyond description. The only thing I know that is remotely similar is a Gardenia. Of course a Gardenia is much sweeter of a smell but they are both very strong and very pleasant, at least to us, and we love the fruit from the passion vine as well.