Facts: This vine is one of Florida’s most common native vines. Florida’s state butterfly, the Zebra Longwing and the Gulf Fritillary need this plant for survival. The larval stages (caterpillars) of these two butterflies feed on the foliage of passionflower vines which they need to complete their life cycle. It is also used as a medicinal herb. The name maypop refers to the loud popping sound made when their fruits are stepped on.
Designer Considerations: Grows along the ground or will climb on any supporting object such as fences, trellises, or arbors in a sunny spot. It often spreads beyond where you originally plant it so be sure to give it room to roam.
Purple Passion (P.) Bromeliad
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