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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Passiflora incarnata

Purple Passionflower, Passion-vine, Maypops

Scientific Name:

Passiflora incarnata

Genus:

Passiflora

Species Epithet:

incarnata

Common Name:

Purple Passionflower, Passion-vine, Maypops

Plant Type

Herbaceous_Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Passifloraceae (Passionflower Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft., 3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Purple, Violet

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, fencerows, thickets, fields. Common over most of NC, but uncommon in the northern mountains and far eastern counties, such as along the Outer Banks.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Unique flower of Purple Passionflower in August with numerous thread-like structures of the corona (a structure between the corolla and the stamens simulating an additional part of the perianth)

Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Flower and flower bud.

Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Developing fruit (a very large berry)

Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Dried berries in winter. A miracle that the deer or other animals didn't get to these!

Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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