Passiflora perfoliata L.

Leafy Passionflower

Family: Passifloraceae

Genus: Passiflora

Category: Vine

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 12'

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Bright red flowers with almost spiky petals. Twining vine with tendrils.

From Bot. Repos. Passion-flower with leaves two-lobed : lobes oblong and straddling, dotted beneath, and glaucous : segments of the cup linear. Native of the Caribbee Islands.

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Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 956 in 1753.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 78 in 1815 and in Bot. Repos. 8: 547 in 1808.

From Bot. Reg. Native of the West Indies. Found by Dr. Swartz growing in hedges on parched spots near the sea, on the southern side of Jamaica; by Sloane on the wooded rocky mountains of the same island. Introduced by Mr. William Fordyce in 1806.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Passiflora normalis L. - synonym of Passiflora perfoliata var. normalis Fawc. & Rendle.


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