Passiflora filipes - Passifloraceae, Passion Flower Family
DESCRIPTION: Attractive, delicate in appearance, twining by tendrils
Height: Climbing vine
Flowers: Small, non-showy yellowish-green, about 3/4 inches wide. Throughout most of the year
Fruit: A small, dark blue berry,
1/2 inch wide
Foliage: Evergreen, attractive 1-1/2 inches long and wide, nearly heart-shaped, with light greenish-white splotches on upper surface
Growth rate: Fast
Sun: Shade to partial sun, full
Drainage: Good to moderate
Maintenance: Little needed
NATIVE HABITAT: Resaca woodlands in southern Cameron County
WILDLIFE USE: Food for Heliconian butterflies.
COMMENTS: Most noticeable features are splotches on the leaves and
fragrance of flowers.