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Marcus, Joseph A.
Passiflora affinis Engelm.
Bracted passionflower, Passion flower
USDA Symbol: paaf
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: TX Native Habitat:
Riparian to dry limestone areas thoughout the Edwards Plateau.
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Dry , Moist Conditions Comments:
Like all passionflower vines in Central Texas, bracted passion-flower attracts butterflies that lay eggs. The resultant caterpillars are voracious and may totally defoliate the vine,
but if bracted passionflower is well-established, the vine
will resprout quickly. Specifically the Zebra Longwing butterfly and the Gulf Fritillary use it for larval food. The flowers are intricate but not showy.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Gulf Fritillary
Deer Resistant: Minimal
Softwood Cuttings Description:
Roots easily from tip and stem
cuttings. Commercially Avail:
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0955
Collected Sep 2, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0103
Collected Aug 30, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff, WFS