Wild Florida Photo - Passiflora pallens

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Passiflora pallens

PINELAND PASSIONFLOWER

PINELAND PASSIONVINE

PALE PASSIONFLOWER

Florida native

Endangered Florida species

 

Pineland passionflower is found only in hardwood hammocks and swamps of the southern tip of Florida and the West Indies.
This is a perennial, herbaceous, climbing vine with tendrils and smooth stems. The alternate leaves have three equal-sized lobes and are from 4-7.5 cm (1-1/2 - 3 in.) long. The flowers may appear any time of the year and are 5 cm (2 in.) wide, white to greenish-white with numerous threadlike white and light purple filaments typical of the passionflowers, with the addition of linear-oblong sepals that extend beyond the petals. The mature fruit is yellow, round and 5 cm (2 in.) across.

 
Passiflora pallens is a member of the Passifloraceae - Passion-flower family.

Other species of the Passiflora genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Passiflora incarnata - PURPLE PASSIONFLOWER
  View  Passiflora suberosa - CORKYSTEM PASSIONFLOWER


Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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