Saturday, August 15, 2009

Passion Flower

The Passion flower, genus Passiflora is any one of about 400 species of evergreen or semievergreen flowering vines in the family Passifloraceae. It is primarily native to tropical America and has introduced into the U.S. South. Its vines many become pests by becoming entangled in other vegetation. The edible berries, also called passion fruit, sweet granadilla, and sweet calablash, are economically important in the tropics.

The passion flower, a climbing vine of tropical America, produces fragrant, intricatelly flower (A), which are symbiolically linked with the passion of jession Crist. The egg shapped, juice fruit (8) matures from large buds (C).

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