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The Blue Passionflower (Passiflora caerulea) is a flowering plant in the Passifloraceae family. It is also known as the Bluecrown Passionflower and the Common Passion Flower.

It is native to South America. 

It is a woody, tendril, climbing vine growing up to 10 metres (33 feet) tall. It grows up walls and structures, but it can also be groundcover.

The leaves are about 10 centimetres (4 inches) long. The base of each leaf has a twining tendril, 5-10 centimetres (2-4 inches) long, which twines around other plants to hold it up.

It has blue-white flowers with a fringe of coronal filaments in bands of blue, white, and brown. The flowers are about 10 centimetres (4 inches) in diameter with five sepals and petals. 

The orange-yellow berry-like fruit grows to 6 centimetres (2 inches) long.

The Blue Passionflower blooms in mid-spring to late summer. 

Photographed in Paris, France, July 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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