Family: Passifloraceae •
Genus: Passiflora •
Species: suberosa L. •
Country of Origin: Native to Florida •
Common Names: corky passionflower, devil's pumpkin, huehue haole, indigo berry, wild passionfruit •
This is our native Florida passion vine. I grow it for the two kinds of butterflies that use it as a larval food i.e. the Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonia) and the Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae). It has interesting miniature flowers typical of this genus and a one of a kind "corky" trunk. These vines have volunteered in my yard as long as I've been gardening. I recognized the flowers did a little research and discovered that these plants were native to Florida. I've since let them grow wherever the pop up. I was rewarded with a multitude of butterflies in my yard on a daily basis.
Passiflora suberosa by Eric Bronson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
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