Gretchen with a very long passion flower vine with a flower on top
of a large outcrop of smilax vine. This is the sweet smelling smilax,
which I think is Smilax smallii, aka lancleaf greenbrier.
The passion flower vine has a fruit, maybe where wildlife won’t eat it.
Blooming with blackberry.
Now that it’s the dead of winter, let’s look at a summer flower:
Passion flower, Passiflora incarnata
Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia
Picture by John S. Quarterman, 5 July 2010.
Here it is on its vine:
Found in the woods, 2 August 2009:
Picture by Gretchen Quarterman.
More pictures, from last year.
Found in the woods on 12 June 2008:
Here’s one just opening on 4 June:
There are still a few blooming. The flowers look nice on the plant, but don’t last if you pick them.
Many of them have already made fruits.
I hear you can eat those.