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The Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is a perennial flowering plant in the Passifloraceae family. It is also known as the Maypop, Wild Apricot, Wild Passion Vine, and the True Passionflower.

It is native to southern United States. 

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

The leaves are about 6-15 centimetres (2-6 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 and white and purple corona filaments. The flowers are about 10 centimetres (4 inches) in diameter with five sepals and petals. 

The orange-yellow berry-like fruit, called a Maypop, grow to 6 centimetres (2 inches) long.

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

Photographed in Paris, France, October 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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