Wild Florida Photo - Passiflora pallens

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Passiflora pallens




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
  View  Passiflora incarnata var. alba - WHITE 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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