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Plant Details

Passiflora lutea

Yellow Passionflower

Scientific Name:

Passiflora lutea

Common Name:

Yellow Passionflower

Plant Family

Passifloraceae (Passion-Flower Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Vine

Bloom Color(s):

pale yellow

Size in Feet:

10 - 20

Bloom Time:

June - July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Vine in Bloom

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Paynter, Wilmington, July 2011

Close-up of Flower

One bee species, Anthemurgus passiflorae (the passionflower bee), is thought to feed only on Yellow Passionflower!

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Leaves

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Variegated Leaf

Some leaves can have beautiful silver markings.

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Berry

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Paynter, Wilmington, October 2011

Butterfly host plant

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar eats its way through the leaves of Yellow Passionflower. The butterflies are brilliant orange with silver spots beneath.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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