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    03 / 23 / 2015

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Hello, I tried searching google with no luck. I love this plant but have to move soon. I want to ID it so I can buy another one (I’ve never had any luck propagating ANYTHING!) Anyway, butterflies love this plant. It seems to have flowers on it most of the year, but then again I’m in Folsom, California. The leaves remind me of mint. This is a low vine, and creeps onto the nearby walkways.


  • Jingo Apprentice says:

    Very cool. I just looked up Passiflora. What a beautiful plant. When I was a kid a collected insects for roughly 10 years, so I can relate.

    March 27th, 2015 at 12:17pm

  • Hagar Apprentice says:

    They love the Lantana for Nectar and the only host plant for the larvae is the Passiflora. The Passiflora Incarnata is a native in the Southeast. It is commonly considered a weed. They have a green fruit about the size and shape of a lemon that is hollow and it will pop if you step on it. I have begun planting them on fences and trellises and the larvae strip them of their leaves in late summer. My Granddaughter likes to collect the larvae and watch them hatch.

    March 27th, 2015 at 12:27pm

  • Jingo Apprentice says:

    That’s interesting. When growing up in the Bay Area I would only see Fritillaries if we went up into the mountains. But this vine attracts them. I never see those butterflies anywhere…but they love this plant.

    March 27th, 2015 at 12:31pm

  • Hagar Apprentice says:

    I thought it looked like Lantana but I have never seen the trailing variety. Lantana is a common garden plant in the Southeast and it is a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds. I have Lantana and Passiflora Incarnata (Maypops)for the larvae and We have dozens of Gulf Fritillary butterflies in the summer along with many other varieties of butterflies.

    March 27th, 2015 at 12:57pm

  • Jingo Apprentice says:

    You are awesome! Yep…that’s it. Thank you. I love this plant. I was sitting on the porch about an hour ago watching all of the moths that come to the flowers at dusk. Thanks again.

    March 26th, 2015 at 11:17pm

  • netajane Green Thumb says:

    I think it is Trailing Lantana. I have this plant too, and it grows beside my driveway.

    March 26th, 2015 at 11:49am

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