Pictured here is a passion flower that is actually growing in our yard in Palm Bay Florida. We first spotted this incredible flower in St Augustine growing on a fence along one of the many walkways winding through the city. And once we did some research we bought a passion flower and planted in in our yard.
After several years of enjoying the beauty of this flower the plant died, but because it sends out so many seeds we have never really been able to get rid of the plants. I usually mow over several vines coming up in the yard when the grass gets high and we do pull some of them up, but there are still a few growing in the yard as you see from the two pictures here.
Believe it or not there are over 500 species of the passion flower and I think we have the most common one which is known as the Passiflora incarnata, but the ones in our yard are much more colorful than the one pictured on the Wikipedia page.
These are some of the most beautiful flowers we have ever seen and we do enjoy them. However, the blossoms only last 48 hours and then they are pretty much wilted away. No, they aren’t like roses, when a passion flower wilts, it’s gone. So here are a couple of pictures that won’t wilt to enjoy these flowers growing in our Palm Bay yard.