Passiflora lutea L.

Yellow Passionvine, Passionflower

Family: Passifloraceae

Genus: Passiflora

Category: Vine

Zones: 7 to 11

Size: To 15'

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Green-yellow flowers, 1" diameter followed by purple or black berries. Leaves with 3 lobes typically. Encourage bushiness by pinching back in the first growing season. Very hardy (for Passionflowers). Considered weedy by some.


Native to Jamaica, Virgina, Carolina and Florida. Introduced by Catesby in 1714.

Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 958 in 1753.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 68 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. The species is native of Jamaica, Virginia, Carolina, and Florida. The plant was introduced by Catesby in 1714.


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