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Passiflora mexicana

Passiflora mexicana Juss.

Mexican Passion-flower, Mexican Passionflower, Passion Flower, Passion Vine

Passifloraceae (Passion-flower family)


USDA Symbol: PAME2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Size Notes: Stems up to about 25 feet long.
Fruit: Purplish black, up to about 1/2 inch in diameter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Filaments change color from red to purple as flowers become less receptive to pollination.


Native Habitat: Riparian woodlands, semiarid shrublands.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Passiflora mexicana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Passiflora mexicana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Passiflora mexicana


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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