Passiflora foetida - Passifloraceae, Passion Flower Family
DESCRIPTION: Attractive, twining by tendrils, vine hairy throughout, often sticky from gland-filled hairs.
Height: Climbing vine
Flowers: Showy, abundant blue, or sometimes white, intricate with several layers of petals; about 1-1/2 inches wide. Throughout most of the year; flowers close by late morning
Fruit: Green, inflated, slightly fleshy,
3/4 inches, oval to round
Foliage: Light-green, hairy, 3-lobed, 3 inches long and 2 inches wide, slightly pungent aroma when crushed
Growth rate: Fast
Sun: Full sun, no shade
Drainage: Good to well
Water: Drought tolerant
Maintenance: A trellis or a fence to climb upon.
NATIVE HABITAT: Open brushland along fence rows, roadside ditches and thickets.
WILDLIFE USE: Food for caterpillars of Gulf, Variegated and Mexican Fritillary butterflies.
COMMENTS: High phosphorus fertilizer