22 December, 2021

Passion Flower

It has been a very busy day today, so all I have is a couple of photos of the two-flowered passionflower (Passiflora biflora) from a couple of years ago.  The flowers and fruits come in pairs (surprise!).  Even the little yellow spots on the leaves are in pairs.  They are nectaries that attract ants.

There is a little ant at the nectary at the leaf base just right of the flower.


  1. There is a rare and distinct beauty about it.

    1. It is a beauty, and much smaller than the photos suggest. The flowers are at most 1.5 inches in diameter.

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    1. Thanks, Mitchell. It is a rare flower photo that doesn't have an ant in it!


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