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Asked on Aug 10, 2013

What is this flower? I used to see them a lot when I was a child but

Joe MartellaLindy SSia@South 47th
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haven't seen one in many years. A FB friend posted this today. She found it in her yard.
what is this flower i used to see them a lot when i was a child but, flowers, gardening
16 answers
  • Bobbie larsen
    on Aug 10, 2013

    a passion flower vine

  • Phyllis tomelloso
    on Aug 10, 2013

    passion flower

  • Louise
    on Aug 10, 2013

    Thanks!

  • Terrie Hassler
    on Aug 11, 2013

    Passiflora incarnata. Commonly know as the passion vine or may-pop vine. Google the passion vine flower+story of Christ and learn about the correlation of the parts of the flower and how they relate to the crucifixion of Christ.

  • Brenda Dawes
    on Aug 11, 2013

    Passion flower.

  • Joe Martella
    on Aug 11, 2013

    Yep. Passion flower vine.. I plated 1 (one!) a few years ago. Now I've got many, all over the place! You can't pull these up, they just regrow. Climbing all over the place, constant trimming to keep them under control. But beautiful flowers, wonderful fragrance, & butterflies galore!

  • Shelby24019
    on Aug 11, 2013

    The fruit is very good once it starts to turn yellow and get soft. Makes great juice in a juicer.

  • Eulalia
    on Aug 11, 2013

    Yes, it's passion fruit or May pop. Found some growing wild in the back of my yard when we moved to VA 2 yrs. ago. They do pop up pretty much everywhere but the fruit is wonderful!

  • Cindy Duensing
    on Aug 11, 2013

    Passion flower. She is very lucky. I have tried to grow these with no results.

  • June
    on Aug 12, 2013

    Lee Reich has a book about unusual fruits and talks about maypops there. I wish we could grow them as a perennial here. They are so exotic. I had one several years ago & did enjoy it. The next year I got one and had no luck. Had almost forgotten about them until your question about it.

  • Karen B
    on Aug 12, 2013

    we called them May Pops....when you step on the ripened fruit, it makes a loud pop sound! Bumblebees love them.

  • Patti Kleist
    on Aug 12, 2013

    Passion flower, very invasive in warm climates

  • Maria Elena Armijo
    on Aug 12, 2013

    Passiflora, some of them give maracuya called fruits. Passion flower's name is a common name. It's very beautiful covering walls. Some herbalist should teach you about it's powerfull properties to calm down, relax, digestion, etc.

  • Sia@South 47th
    on Aug 12, 2013

    I love my mine and the fruits are delicious!

  • Lindy S
    on Aug 13, 2013

    I finally knew the answer....but so does everybody else. LOL We had them growing wild on our bike trail, city people cut the grass, now no Passion Flowers.

  • Joe Martella
    on Aug 13, 2013

    What does the fruit look like if/when it's ripe enough to eat? I've been rather hesitant.

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