One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Passiflora incarnata, the native Passionfruit, flowering beside the road at the bottom of Fern Valley
That's one incredible flower. Due to scrupulous weeding last winter they were a long time coming this year, but worth the wait. It's a fun plant to grow and hardy to USDA Zone 7 (maybe 6) but it can be a bit "enthusiastic". I don't care, but be aware. The fruit is edible, actually the seeds, but make sure they're ripe or it won't be fun.