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I think these are what us country boys used to call mae pops (or may pops). When I was young they grew in every ditch in and around Opelika, Al. They would form a soft pod and we would use these pods as if they were snowballs to battle other kids in the neighborhood. I can't remember the time of year but it was while school was in progress because as soon as I got off the school bus we would head to the ditches to get the pods to throw as we walked the rest of the way home. The state of Tn. has a web site and I found the passion vine and the m?? pop listed as the same and it (they ) being the state flower. Didn't mean to go way back in time but couldn't help myself. Jim
Thank you all for the help you have given me, plus the link to a site was great. Now, let me try to clear something up. The leaves on the blue passiflora has heart-shaped leaves. I have tons of the maypops growing all around here and they have the tri-lobed leaves(and you are right, the one next to the plant in question is a maypop. Although you can't see it very well, the bloom on the one with heart-shaped leaves is a totally dark purple, small band of white and then the beautiful blue. I'll try later to get more pictures in which I'll separate the pots so they'll show up better. It is so crowded in front of my green house, I have a path to barely walk though, lol,; I promise though that if I am lucky, I'll have it cleared up to where I can post a few neat pics of the different plants I have. I always feel I can get answers to my many questions on this site and you all are really great. Thanks again,