Passiflora foetida L.
Corona de Cristo, Scarlet-fruit passion flower, Fetid passionflower
Passifloraceae (Passion-Flower Family)
USDA Symbol: PAFO2
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AZ , FL , HI , MD , TX
Native Distribution: Thickets, ditches, and meadows in sands and saline low spots in South Texas.
Native Habitat: Thickets, Ditches, Ravines, Depressions
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy, Saline tolerant, Calcareous
Conditions Comments: Its flowers are open for just a few hours before closing. Just as attractive are the large, bright red fruits. This vine grows in sands and suckers vigorously. It can become a nuisance.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Blooms ornamental, Fruits ornamental, Arbor, Twines on fences & other plants
Use Food: Fruits are mildly sweet, sometimes tart. Young leaves and plant tips are edible.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Larval Host: Gulf Fritillary
Deer Resistant: Moderate
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
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PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Roots easily from tip and stem cuttings.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0442 Collected Jul 4, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...
Bibref 36 - Useful wild plants of Texas, the southeastern and southwestern United States, the southern plains, and northern Mexico (1995) S. Cheatham; M. C. Johnston; L. Marshall
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Passiflora foetida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Passiflora foetida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Passiflora foetida
MetadataRecord Modified: 2016-10-12
Research By: TWC Staff, WFS