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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wild Passion Flowers

I have been trying to grow a passion flower plant for years with no luck. I recently found this one growing wild in my yard! Isn't it a strange looking flower?

9 comments:

Linda said...

I've never seen one like it- thanks for sharing it!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I have never seen one either, but have sure heard about them Very unusual. Thanks for sharing
QMM

Georgie Horn said...

I love the color!

artistamyjo said...

How beautiful and unusual. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Amy

BLISS angels said...

My nanna grew them around her door and because of the story about them


Passion Flower have been tied to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ as well as the Passion of Christ. the ten petals of the flower represent the ten apostles The vines of the plant symbolize the whips that were used during the flagellation of Christ. One of the major characteristics is the hundreds of filaments on the flower that symbolize the Crown of Thorns. The five anthers are associated with the five sacred wounds of Christ. The flower contains three stigmas that reflect the three nails that were used for Christ’s hands and feet during his Crucifixion. There is a floral component that resembles a chalice-like ovary that has been suggested to symbolize the Holy Grail. In terms of color symbolism, the flowers of Passion Vines are generally a blue and white color which can represent the heavens and purity.
but I just like then because of that stunning flower isn't nature wonderful

Cindy Rose's Garden said...

Wow, thanks Wendy for the info. I'd not known that and love them even more now that I do!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sis,

Wow, that is truly a beautiful flower. I can see why you were so enthusiastic & hopeful to grow them - what a gorgeous addition to an already beautiful garden.

Wishes do come true..... :)

Val

Mina said...

Isn't that just a gorgeous flower. They grow wild here as well. I love them.

The Altered Paper said...

Never swa anything like this! Stunning!