Passiflora lutea seems to spring up everywhere ... have to pull up a lot of them or they will entwine themselves around my plants. Gulf fritillary caterpillars love the leaves so I leave a few. These are young leaves and were damaged by a freeze. The leaves are usually a darker green. (San Antonio, Tx.)
I have this trained on a oak tree that I bent and tied. Growing great and love the butterflies.
Photo taken by Lisa Anness, 1956-2005
Passiflora lutea growing wild in Magnolia, TX
Photo courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery
Passiflora lutea, Rochester, NY, 2003.
This shows the buds on the vine. This one is growing wild in my Alabama woods.
This P. lutea is intertwined with a Carolina jessamine vine. It is in full sun, austere growing conditions. Competing for moisture and blooming in July drought conditions.
The leaves are small ~ in reference to a quarter.
The blooms are delicate, again with a quarter for reference.
The delicate bloom of this wildflower Passiflora lutea intertwined with the Carolina jessamine vine.