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Passiflora, Nell’s Garden, Mobile, AL

Passiflora incarnata L. Purple passionflower, Purple passion vine, Maypop, Apricot vine

Passifloraceae (Passion-Flower Family) USDA Native Status: Native to U.S. 

Duration: Perennial Habit: Herbaceous climber vine, up to 25 ft. long.  Maypop spreads by root suckers.

Water Use: Low , Medium Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist Cold Tolerant: yes Heat Tolerant: yes

Widely grown in the Southeast, especially from Florida to Texas. The name Maypop comes from the hollow, fruits that make a loud pop when squished.

USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV Native Distribution: DE to MO, s. to e. TX & FL, also in Bermuda, introduced farther n. in U.S. Zones 7 to 10. Native Habitat: Roadsides, Prairies, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs, Woodland edges and opening, Streams, Riverbanks USDA Native Status: L48(N)

Fruit: Fruit is large, orange-yellow berry with edible pulp. Bloom Color: Purple Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Uses Butterfly, bird and wild life attractant, Ornamental, Edible, Medicinal consumed by indigenous people. 

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