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Passiflora incarnata

Purple Passionflower, Passion-vine, Maypops

Scientific Name:

Passiflora incarnata

Genus:

Passiflora

Species Epithet:

incarnata

Common Name:

Purple Passionflower, Passion-vine, Maypops

Plant Type

Herbaceous_Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Passifloraceae (Passionflower Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft., 3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Purple, Violet

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, fencerows, thickets, fields. Common over most of NC, but uncommon in the northern mountains and far eastern counties, such as along the Outer Banks.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Unique flower of Purple Passionflower in August with numerous thread-like structures of the corona (a structure between the corolla and the stamens simulating an additional part of the perianth)

Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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